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Etiwanda Fire: You Tube Lights Up With Videos of Fire in Rancho Cucamonga Area

By Randy Economy


At least 800 acres have burned in a wild fire located north of Rancho Cucamonga in the Etiwanda area in 100 degree plus heat on Wednesday. Several residents have already captured dramatic videos of the fire and have posted them on You Tube.

As of 3:30 p.m., structures remain threatened and mandatory evacuations have been established for the area north of Wilson from Etiwanda Ave. and west to the wash.
Voluntary evacuation areas have already taken place for all residents East of Haven to Carnelian, North of Hillside.

A temporary evacuation center has been at Central Park, Northwest corner of Milliken/Baseline, for residents within the mandatory evacuation area.
Chaffey College classes have been cancelled for the day. Etiwanda School District voluntarily moved students from Colony Elementary to Terra Vista Elementary.

Above: KTLA Reporter Courtney Friel reports live from the scene of a massive fire in Rancho Cucamonga near Los Angeles. During her live shot, a shirtless resident asks her out.

Road Closures have taken place on Etiwanda Avenue between Banyan Street and the Northern City Limit, Day Creek Blvd. between Banyan St and the Northern C
Professional firefighters from CAL FIRE, the US Forest Service and Rancho Cucamonga Fire have been dispatched to the blaze. Total Fire Personnel has reached to 550 workers, 30 fire engines, and 18 fire crews.

The fire is being pushed south by gusty winds of up to 60 mph.

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