May 25, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – The Banner Fire has now scorched 3,100 acres and cost $575,000 in fire suppression costs.
“Full control of the Banner Fire is expected on May 30th, and firefighters still have 12 miles of fireline to construct,” said Roxanne Provaznik at Cal-Fire. “The fire is burning primarily in grass and light brush. Strong erratic winds are driving the forward spread of the fire, poor road access, steep and rugged terrain hampers the firefighting efforts.”
Mandatory evacuation of the Stage Coach Trails RV Resort was lifted as of 6:00 p.m. State Parks resources, archaeological, cultural and sensitive habitat remain threatened.
Resources are also being deployed to prepare for a burning operation along the Rodriguez Canyon Truck Trail.
Currently there are 51 engines, 17 fire crews, 3 bulldozers, 9 water tenders (438 Firefighters). Cause is still under investigation.
Current fire information can also be obtained at: http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=617