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Sandalwood Fire

1,011 Acres




Active for 655 days

1 County


Last Updated11/01/19 3:14 PM
Date Started10/10/19 3:38 PM
Location InformationCalimesa Boulevard and Sandalwood Drive
Lat/Long[33.9925, -117.059167]
Administrative UnitUnified Command: CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, City of Calimesa and City of Yucaipa
ReportsClick here for prior status reports

Status Updates

For evacuation and road closure information click here

Damages and Losses

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities

16 Structures Damaged

Residential, Commercial and Other

74 Structures Destroyed

Residential, Commercial and Other

2 Fatalities

Confirmed Fire Personnel and Civilian Fatalities

Contact Information

Large and small animals may be taken to the San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus, located at 581 S. Grand Avenue, in San Jacinto. If residents are unable to get to their pets and need help to evacuate pets, please call (951) 358-7387.
The Calimesa Senior Center will close at 7:30 P.M. this evening and will relocate to the Mesa Grande Academy at 975 Fremont Street in Calimesa. Transportation will be provided from the senior center to the new shelter by the City of Calimesa.
Information Center
(951) 940-6985

Agency Information

CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department
City of Calimesa
City of Yucaipa

Resources Assigned

CAL FIRE owns and operates over 3,000 fire and emergency response and resource protection vehicles. In support of its ground forces, the CAL FIRE emergency response air program includes 23 Grumman S-2T 1,200 gallon airtankers, 12 UH-1H Super Huey helicopters, and 16 OV-10A airtactical. From 13 air attack and 10 helitack bases located statewide, aircraft can reach most fires within 20 minutes.

1 Helicopter

17 Engines

1 Water Tender

247 Personnel

10 Crews