Bogart Fire

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Bogart Fire
Bogart Fire 30-8-2016.jpg
Smoke billows from the Bogart fire as seen from Oak Glen Road
Location Cherry Valley, Riverside County, California
Coordinates 33°58′36″N 116°57′17″W / 33.976676°N 116.954740°W / 33.976676; -116.954740Coordinates: 33°58′36″N 116°57′17″W / 33.976676°N 116.954740°W / 33.976676; -116.954740
Statistics[1]
Date(s) August 30, 2016 (2016-08-30) ~ September 2, 2016 (2016-09-02)
Burned area 1,470 acres (6 km2)
Cause Human related
Map
Bogart Fire is located in southern California
Bogart Fire
Location of fire in Southern California

The Bogart Fire was a wildfire in the Bogart Park area of Cherry Valley In Riverside County, California.[1] The fire broke out near Winesap Avenue and International Park Road just southwest of Bogart Park on August 30, 2016. By August 31, the fire was estimated at 1,300 acres.[2][3]

Events[edit]

The fire was first reported at 12:25 pm on August 30 at Bogart Park near Winesap Avenue and International Park Road. The fire soon forced the evacuation of 700 residents within the Highland Spring Village mobile home park and of residents in the Banning Bench area near Banning.[4] 4 firefighters sustained minor injuries and one outbuilding was destroyed by the wildfire.[5] In addition, more than 500 firefighters battled the fire.[6]

By September 2, the fire was 100% contained at 1,470 acres in size.[1]

Cause[edit]

According to CALFIRE, the fire is believed to be caused by “juvenile activity” near Bogart Park in Beaumont.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bogart Fire". CALFIRE. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  2. ^ Brooks, Richard; Tadayon, Ali (31 August 2016). "1,250-acre Bogart fire caused by humans, officials say (UPDATE 13)". pe.com. The Press Enterprise. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Bogart Fire". 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Fast-moving Riverside County fire leads to mandatory evacuations". scpr.org. KPCC. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  5. ^ Gutierrez-Jaime, Nisha; Von Quednow, Cindy; Yost, Chip; Montoya, Casey (30 August 2016). "1,000-Acre Bogart Fire Determined to Be Human-Caused; All Evacuations Lifted". ktla.com. KTLA 5. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  6. ^ Millerbernd, Anne (30 August 2016). "Bogart fire is nearly surrounded at 95 percent containment". pe.com. The Press Enterprise. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  7. ^ Serna, Joseph (31 August 2016). "Hot and breezy conditions fan fires burning in Riverside, Orange counties". latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 31 August 2016.