Efforts Continue To Control Quail Fire

Additional firefighting resources arrived overnight to assist with efforts to control the Quail Fire. Over 150 firefighting personnel were on hand for the Tuesday morning briefing conducted by Incident Commander Mary Stock. By this morning, crews had deployed more than 7,000 feet of hose line, cut over a mile of fire line, and achieved 35% containment. The additional crews and engines will be deployed today in an effort to gain further containment of the 269-acre fire.

Tuesday's objectives include: 1) continue to cut fire line in order to create solid containment along the fire's south flank, 2) mop up hot spots within the fire perimeter, 3) firefighter safety, 4) begin to assess resource impacts from the fire.

Barring unanticipated changes in fire behavior, fire officials hope to achieve 90% containment of the fire by Tuesday evening with full containment projected by 6 pm on Wednesday, August 15.

Agencies contributing fire crews and resources today include the Department of Defense, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Forest Service, San Bernardino County, Cal Fire, and the National Park Service.

Although Keys View Road remains closed, other park roads and visitor facilities are open for normal summer use. Visitors are asked to drive cautiously while traveling through the park and be alert to the presence of firefighting trucks and equipment. The public is urged to follow all signs and safety directions from park rangers and other emergency personnel.

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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