Etiwanda Fire Update – 5/1/2014 7:00 p.m.
Approximately 1,627 acres impacted – 53% containment. No structures lost; one home sustained minor exterior damage.
All mandatory and voluntary evacuations have been lifted. Central Park evacuation shelter has been closed.
All road closures have been lifted. Work will continue in impacted areas so please continue to use caution and follow law enforcement instructions. Please allow access for emergency personnel.
CITY & COUNTY FACILITY CLOSURES:
All City facilities including outdoor sports fields impacted by the closures will re-open Friday, May 2, 2014 during normal operating hours. The North Etiwanda Preserve is temporarily closed. Visitors can visit http://www.sbcnep.org/ for updates and information about when it will re-open.
All schools impacted by the closures will re-open Friday, May 2, 2014 during normal operating hours.
Evacuated animals are being returned to their homes. The RC Animal Center is closed to the public but will remain open for lost pets and returning pets to owners until 7:00 p.m. and will re-open Friday, May 2, 2014 during normal business hours.
PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL:
Approximately 706 Fire Personnel are on scene from agencies throughout San Bernardino County. Two firefighters sustained minor injuries. U.S. Forest Service, CAL Fire, Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in unified command.
The City is committed to keeping our residents informed and will post current information on the City’s website http://www.cityofrc.us/ , RCTV-3, and social media channelswww.facebook.com/cityofranchocucamonga and Twitter @cityofrc.
All public and media calls regarding the Etiwanda Fire can be directed to the U.S. Forest Service at(909) 383-5688.