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Posted on: August 8, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Holy Fire Update August 8, 2018

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0800 08/08/2018

Trabuco Canyon, Calif., August 8, 2018 – The fire grew overnight to 4,129 acres, with containment at 5%. Damage assessment has confirmed a total of 12 structures have been destroyed. It continues to burn towards Horsethief Canyon, Cow Canyon, and McVicker Drainage. There is a possibility of monsoonal flow today which may contribute to an increase in relative humidity and cool temperatures slightly which may help fire fighters. With the cumulus buildup over the fire, fire fighters will be watching for the possibility of local wind disruption which may affect fire behavior.

 Air resources will continue to drop water and fire retardant to assist firefighting efforts on the ground. Helicopters will support fire fighters in Holy Jim Canyon, and southern and eastern flanks.

 - Evacuation orders remain in place for Holy Jim, Trabuco Canyon recreation residence tracts, Blue Jay and Falcon Campgrounds. - Voluntary Evacuations are in effect for Sycamore Creek, McVicker and Rice communities. Voluntary evacuations for Horsethief Canyon and Glen Eden remain in effect. A care and reception center is available at Temescal Canyon High School, 18760 El Toro Rd in Lake Elsinore. For more information, please call 714/573-6210. - Highway 74 (Ortega Highway) west from Lookout Restaurant to the Nichols Institute, El Cariso Village, Blue Jay and the communities of Rancho Capistrano are remain under voluntary evacuation. - If the Highway 74 corridor is placed under evacuation order, all traffic out of the area will only be open going westbound towards Orange County. Highway 74 on the Elsinore side will be closed to the public.  

 A care and reception center is available at Temescal Canyon High School, 18760 El Toro Road in Lake Elsinore for residents. There is also an evacuation center at the San Juan Hills High School located at 29211 Stallion Ridge, San Juan Capistrano.

 A joint information center has been established to provide information to the public. The hours are 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. In the event there is an evacuation order, the center will be open 24/7.  

 Contact: Fire Information (714) 573-6210 or (714) 573-6202

  The media should contact the incident public information line at (657) 345-4277.

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