Yucaipa's Pendleton Fire

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
Location: Yucaipa
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
Engines: 40
Fire crews: 50
Helicopters: 1
Dozers: 8

The image above is Google Earth with USFS KML files. The image below is generated by GeoMac software.

The images below were shot overnight by Photojournalist Jody Gomez on the Pendleton Fire.

How do you nominate a photo for Pulitzer consideration. The image below is that good. Don’t you think?

Photos used with written permission.


  • kshirley says:

    We were evacuated for this fire…I am happy to report not one home in our neighborhood burned or was damaged…the fire fighters are really wonderful and thank You Lord for them.


  • Mike says:

    Your images are fantastic Jody, thank you for them. I would like to introduce you to Kate in Big Sur.

    Check out her photo art work. She blogs fires and is an excellent photographer.

    I look forward to seeing more of your work. Thanks for the comment Jody!

  • Jody Takes Pictures says:

    Thanks for the shout out Mike. I doubt my image is Pulitzer Prize worthy, but knowing you like it that much means a ton to me. You know you can count on me for images from whatever fire I'm on.