Fire Information

 

Holy Fire Closure and BAER Reports

Updated: October 17, 2018

 

District Contact

(951) 736-1811 

Additional Information

Holy Fire Closure OrderHoly Fire Closure map

Road Closures

El Cariso Truck Trail, Indian Truck Trail, Long Canyon Road, North Main Divide, Trabuco Creek Road. For more detailed information on road closures, please see our closure order

Trail Closures

Coldwater, Holy Jim, East Horsethief, West Horsethief, Los Pinos and Trabuco Trails will be closed until September 2019

Campground Closures

San Juan and Wildomar Campgrounds

An extended closure has been implemented for the Holy Fire burned area and will be in effect until September 14, 2019. The time frame for a closure typically covers the first season of precipitation; however, the an extended closure could be imposed next year if it is deemed necessary to reduce the potential for loss of life, loss of physical resources or loss of habitat. 

The Holy fire reached full containment on September 13, 2018 with acerage at 23,025. On October 17, 2018 the Holy Fire was declared 100% controlled. 

The U.S. Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team completed their assessment of the Holy Fire burned area. The BAER report identifies risks to life, property, and critical natural or cultural resources in and around the fire area on forest service lands.

An increase in flows and erosion rates are predicted to be higher than normal for several years with the greatest increases during the 1st and 2nd year before returning back to normal levels. Given the size and scope of the Holy Fire burned area, the sensitive soils and vegetation may require additional recovery time before recreation can safely resume. 

Assessments of the Holy Fire burned area revealed numerous hazards, including the high potential for debris flow, flooding, mud flows, erosion, and rock fall, all of which could impact roads, trails, recreation areas, and long-term natural recovery. Emergency treatment will include area closures, stabilization of roads and trails, barrier installation, hazardous materials stabilization, and other prescriptions.

BAER does not provide cleanup or repair damaged assets, structures, or properties affected by fire or flood. Private property owners and land managers who require assistance protecting values at risk should contact the Emergency Management Department (EMD) for Riverside County at (951) 358-7100, Orange County at (714) 628-7054, or the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) at (951) 654-7139.





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