Tag: Holy Fire

Cooler Temperatures, Higher Humidity Help Firefighters Battle Holy Fire

TRABUCO CANYON (CBSLA) — Lower temperatures and higher humidity over the weekend helped firefighters gain ground on the week-old Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest. Since the wildfire broke out last Monday in Orange County, it has scorched 22,714 acres and is 52 percent contained as of Monday morning. Evacuations were lifted for Glen […]

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Crews Make Progress Battling Holy Fire In Southern California

LAKE ELSINORE (AP) — Aided by slightly cooler temperatures, firefighters are continuing to make progress as they work to subdue a wildfire that has burned across more than 35 square miles of Southern California’s Cleveland National Forest. Lynne Tolmachoff of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Sunday the Holy Fire is 41 […]

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President Trump’s Tariffs Spiking Home Rebuilding Costs For Calif. Wildfire Victims

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Add this to the challenges facing California wildfire victims: Tariffs. Chairs sit in the remains of a home that was destroyed by the Medocino Complex fire on Aug. 7, 2018, near Clearlake Oaks, Calif. (Getty Images) The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are adding thousands of dollars to […]

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President Trump’s Tariffs Spiking Home Rebuilding Costs For Calif. Wildfire Victims

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Add this to the challenges facing California wildfire victims: Tariffs. Chairs sit in the remains of a home that was destroyed by the Medocino Complex fire on Aug. 7, 2018, near Clearlake Oaks, Calif. (Getty Images) The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are adding thousands of dollars to […]

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Crews Make Progress Against Arson-Sparked Holy Fire

LAKE ELSINORE (CBSLA) – Firefighters made significant progress overnight Friday against a raging wildfire burning in the Cleveland National Forest that was threatening communities around Lake Elsinore. As of 7 a.m. Saturday, the Holy Fire had burned 21,473 acres and was 29 percent contained, up from just 10 percent containment the day before. At least […]

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Holy Fire Suspect Hearing Postponed After He Refused To Leave Jail Cell

SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Arraignment for the man suspected of starting the Holy Fire will happen Friday with or without him after he refused to leave his jail cell for his first hearing. Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, was initially scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday. But because he refused to come out of his […]

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Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency For Holy Fire-Ravaged Riverside, Orange Counties

LAKE ELSINORE (CBSLA) — With thousands of people ordered to evacuate the area where the Holy Fire continues to burn out of control, Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for the counties of Riverside and Orange. The Holy Fire is just 5 percent contained as it burns into a fourth day, scorching 10,236 […]

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Homeowners Feel Their Hearts Pound As Holy Fire Flames Move Perilously Close

LAKE ELSINORE (CBSLA)  — The Holy Fire has been burning out-of-control since Monday but as the blaze gets closer and closer to some homes, residents can’t help but feel palpitations. The fire exploded Thursday afternoon with flames literally burning at the back doors of homes in McVicker Park Canyon. KCAL9’s Nicole Comstock said there was […]

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School Closures Announced Due To Holy Fire

LAKE ELSINORE (CBSLA)  — A number of schools will be closed Thursday due to the Holy Fire. In Perris Valley: The air quality forecast for August 9, 2018 from @SouthCoastAQMD calls for unhealthy conditions in the Perris Valley as a result of the Holy Fire. All @PUHSD schools will be closed. PUHSD staff may stay […]

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Neighbors Paint Vastly Different Portrait Of Holy Fire Arson Suspect

LAKE ELSINORE (CBSLA) — Who is Forrest Gordon  Clark? —  the suspect in the Holy Fire near Lake Elsinore. Neighbors don’t seem to agree on who Clark is. Some say he is a quiet, nice and religious man. Others say he is angry and unstable. He was arrested in connection with the Holy Fire burning […]

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Smoke Advisory In Effect Across Orange County, Inland Areas

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A smoke advisory remains in effect for portions of Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties as the Holy Fire continues to burn within the Cleveland National Forest. The Southern California Air Quality Management District says air quality may reach unhealthy levels across much of Orange County, and into Riverside and San Bernardino […]

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Stubborn Holy Fire Expected To Pose Major Challenges Tuesday

TRABUCO CANYON (CBSLA) – More hot temperatures Tuesday will make conditions difficult for crews battling a 4,000-acre wildfire which erupted in the Holy Jim Canyon area of the Cleveland National Forest. (CBS2) The Holy Fire sparked before 1:20 p.m. Monday near Holy Jim and Trabuco Canyon roads, on the west side of the Santa Ana […]

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