Current Situation: The Old Water Fire started at approximately 2:00 AM on October 24. The fire is currently 75 acres in size, with 30 percent containment. Gusty Santa Ana Winds with accompanying low humidity contributed to the growth of this fire. On scene of the fire is 400 firefighters, including 50 Engines, 5 Crews, 1 Dozers, 3 Water-tenders, 1 Helicopter, and 1 Air Attack Fixed Wing.
Mandatory Evacuations are in affect east of Waterman Avenue, North of 40th Street, west of Harrison Canyon Road
Per San Bernardino County Fire, 83 homes are evacuated.
Voluntary Evacuations have been lifted.
KMZ Files for the evacuation orders.
Evacuation Center: San Gorgonio High School, 2299 Pacific Street, San Bernardino CA 92404. Please use the east parking lot off of Arden.
San Bernardino City Animal Control will temporarily house smaller animals. Those with horses or other livestock, can contact animal control at 909-384-1304 and inquire for that limited space. Animal Control is located at 333 W Chandler Pl, San Bernardino CA 92408.
Highway 18 is closed between 40th street in San Bernardino and Hwy 138 in Crestline
Lake Gregory Drive at Hwy 18
Motorists and commuters should utilize Highway 138, or Highway 330 as alternate routes to or from the mountain communities.
Drones: Drones pose a serious risk to firefighting and can cause air operations to cease. When drones interfere with firefighting efforts, a wildfire has the potential to grow larger and cause more damage. A FAA Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) may be in effect and any private aircraft or drone that violates the TFR could face serious criminal charges. Even without a TFR, anyone who hampers firefighting efforts could face charges as well. For more information on drones the public can visit the FAA’s website at www.KnowBeforeYouFly.org. “If you fly, we can’t!”