Heritage Fire in Oro Grande grows on almost 400 hectares – VVNG.com

ORO GRANDE, California (VVNG.com) – A rapidly developing fire near the Mojave River in the Oro Grande community jumped from 3 hectares to approximately 400 hectares in a short time on Monday.

A fire called #HeritageFire was originally reported around 12:42 pm on March 14, 2022, in block Heritage Way No. 14700.

San Bernardino County firefighters responded to the scene and reported burning 3 acres on medium fuel, with a moderate spread rate. There was no initial threat to the structure at the time, and a second alarm was requested for additional resources.

(Andrew Rodriguez, VVNG.com)

Strong north winds sparked the fire causing it to grow to 10-15 acres within 30 minutes. About an hour after the fight, the fire jumped to 80 acres and threatened at least 20 buildings.

By 3:30 p.m., firefighters continued to advance, and officials put out the fire on about 100 acres with 0% restraint. At one point, the flames approached the house on Sunflower Lane dangerously. The occupants of the home were furious to free their cattle from the oncoming flames and take them to safety. Other residents could be seen packing things into vehicles as they evacuated their homes.

By 6:30 p.m., the fire was moving rapidly, burning dry bushes along the river bottom toward the path of the legendary Roy Rogers Ranch. Several helicopters that released water worked quickly and saved the ranch from any damage.

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(Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG.com)

The ordered evacuations remain at a location south of Melrose Avenue to Roy Rogers Drive between Bryman Road and the bottom of the Mojave River.

A woman who spoke to VVNG said she owned 40 acres of land on which the fire first broke out. The woman said the fire was caused by a pile of rubble that was on fire and that essentially got out of control.

Victorville Fire Department, Apple Valley Fire, Loma Linda Fire, Chino Valley Fire, Rancho Cucamonga Fire and Fort Irwin Fire are helping the county fire. According to the latest overall data, 22 engines, including 2 strike teams, and over 100 people were on site and assisted in defending the structure.

According to a tweet from Monday night from the Fire Integrated Real-Time Intelligence System (FIRIS), an updated video from the Heritage incident mapped the fire to 388 acres.

District firefighters said the teams will remain on the scene tonight and fresh resources will arrive tomorrow morning.

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(OCFA’s FIRIS Intel 12 with an updated video of the Heritage incident, San Bernardino County. The fire was mapped to 388 hectares.)

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Heritage Fire in Oro Grande grows on almost 400 hectares – VVNG.com

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