Cal Fire is hitting the 640 acre Pendleton Fire as skillfully as they put down the adjacent 1,000 acre Oak Glen incident the day before. They make the near impossible look easy. The well trained and determined firefighters of Cal Fire are tasked with responding quickly to extinguish flames in a safe and expedient manner and that’s what they did here.
There are still pockets of fire but with 40 engines, 50 hand crews and 8 bulldozers this one should be in hand soon.
Pendleton Fire information from Cal Fire.
Last Updated: September 1, 2009 7:13 am
Date/Time Started: August 31, 2009 3:30 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit
County: San Bernardino County
Acres Burned: 640 acres
Containment 640 acres – 45% contained
Threatened: 400 residences threatened.
Evacuations: Wildwood Canyon evacuated
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, USFS, San Bernardino County Oes, Riverside County OES. San Bernardino County Sherrif’s Office, City of Yucaipa
Fire crews: 50
The images below were shot overnight by Photojournalist Jody Gomez on the Pendleton Fire.