Southern California WILDFIRES, 2003
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Location

Command

Fire Name

Size (acres)

Dates

Los Padres NF, W of Lake Piru, Ventura County Vail  CIIMT 1 transioned to a Type 3 organization (Abell) Piru Fire

photos

63,991
100% contained
10/23-11/15/03
San Bernardino NF, near Fontana, Claremont & Rancho Cucamonga Studebaker's CIIMT 2 turned it over to Cable's team Grand Prix Fire
(San Bernardino
National Forest
909-382-2600)

CDF Grand Prix

Fire Column photo

photos

Initial Attack photos

Padua Fire was part of the Grand Prix Fire

59,448
100% contained
10/21-11/8/03
San Bernardino NF, N end of the city of San Bernardino, began at Old Waterman Canyon Rd and Hwy 18; threatening many mountain communities Mortier's CIIMT3 is managing Lake Arrowhead, Running Springs areas & Cable's CIIMT5 is managing the Big Bear Area. Wendt's NorCal Team 2 is helping out. Old Fire
(San Bernardino
National Forest
909-382-2600)

Rim of the World
with current map & info on homes
 
photos
photo essay
91,281
100% contained
10/25-11/5/03
Cleveland NF, San Diego Co, Cedar Creek & Boulder Creek Rds. Lohrey IC (PNW Team 2)/
Rich Hawkins (CNF)/
John Hawkins (CDF Team 5) unified command
Cedar Fire

Cedar Fire site (CDF)

Photos of the fire seige at Scripps Ranch

Maps from SignOnSanDiego

more Photos

Map of the Cedar Fire

280,278
100% contained
10/25-11/5/03
MVU - CDF, San Diego Co, Valley Center Loren Snell (CDF Team 1) Paradise Fire

Paradise Fire Map in same frame as Cedar Fire

56,700
100% contained
10/26-11/6/03
Los Angeles Co, Claremont, LA Co/Angeles National Forest Boundary Gelobter's CIIMT 4, fire now returned fire to local jurisdiction Padua Fire working to protect Mt Baldy Village (Angeles National Forest
626-574-1613) Padua Fire was part of the Grand Prix Fire.
10,446
100% contained
10/21-10/31/03
Ventura Co, 5 mi N of Simi Valley, also near Moorpark (this incident was split off from the Verdale Fire) Haines (CDF Team 6) & Osby (City of LA) Sanchez (Ventura Co Fire Dept) & West (LA County) in unified command Simi Incident (S of Hwy 126)

National Park Service Simi Fire website

107,568
100% contained
10/25-11/1/03
Camp Pendleton / Fallbrook, San Diego Co. Domanski's Type 2 IMT, fire now returned fire to local jurisdiction Roblar 2 Fire 8,592
100% contained
10/21-10/28/03
Los Padres NF, 8 mi N of Lake Cachuma Happy Canyon Rd at Delaguerra Springs Duprey  Type 3 IC Happy Fire 287
100% contained
10/24-10/25/03
Los Angeles Co, 4 mi W of Santa Clarita, ValVerde community and Oil fields are threatened Osby = Type 2 IC (LA Co Fire Dept) Verdale Fire (N of Hwy 126) 8,680
100% contained
10/24-10/28/03
RRU - CDF, Riverside Co, 13 mi NE of Temecula, Sage Area Dave Matis (CDF Team 2) Mountain Fire 10,331
100% contained
10/26-10/29/03
MVU - CDF, San Diego Co, Mine Canyon Rd., Otay Mtn Pontsler (CDF IC) Otay Fire 45,971
100 % contained
10/26-10/28/03

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