Fire and Wind will be top of mind today in the Inland Empire.
There is a fire burning in San Bernardino that has closed hwy 18 in crestline. The winds in the area are said to be gusty right now and at this point it has burned up to 75 acres with zero containment. 80 Homes have been evacuated. An evacuation center has opened at San Gorgonio High School. Those needing an alternate route can use the 330.
With that said… The IE is under a high wind warning AND a red flag warning which is double trouble. With the low humidity the risk of fire danger is very high.
Southern California Edison has warned more than 100,000 of its customers in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties of about proactive power shutoffs in high-risk fire areas. It’s all over concerns about the winds that can fan brush fires sparked by downed power lines.
According to the NBC 4 News the following cities could have a "Public Safety Power Outage" today and Friday:
Riverside County: More than 40,000 customers
Banning, Beaumont, Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs, Hemet, San Jacinto, Menifee, Perris
Unincorporated areas including Banning Pass, North Palm Springs, between Beaumont and Banning, Riverside County, San Jacinto, Lake Perris North Shore, Lakeview, Nuevo, Lake Elsinore, Temecula, Lakeview Hot Springs, Cabazon, Med Valley, Goodhope, Eden Hot Springs, Juniper Flats, Gilman Hot Springs, Big Oaks Canyon, Owl, portions of Desert Hills Outlet Mall, Mountain Center, Lake Elsinore, Temecula, Banning SW of Cabazon and NE of Banning
San Bernardino County: More than 63,000 customers
Big Bear Lake, Fontana, Highland**, Rancho Cucamonga, San Berndardino, Rialto, Upland
Unincorporated areas including southern Morongo Valley, Lytle Creek, Etiwanda, Grapewine Canyon, San Sevaine Flats, Alta Loma, Chaffey College School, Verdemont, Hudson, Ridgeline, Cajon, Arrowhead, Phelan, Devils Canyon, Serrano Village, Kendall, University, Arrowhead Farms, North Park, San Bernardino High School, Shandin Hills, Rim of the World, Del Rosa, NE Sterling, Nena, Big Oaks Canyon, Snow Peak, Devore Heights, Devore, Wildwood Park, Cedar Pines Park, Valley of Enchantment, Crestline, Silverwood Lake, Twin Peaks, Agua Fria, Muscoy, Carey, Lincoln Crest, Leona Valley, Las Plazas, Alessandro, Roosevelt, Mount Vernon, Mentone, Running Springs, North of Lake Arrowhead, San Andreas, Small Canyon, Patton, Amber Hills, Mill Creek Canyon, Angelus Oaks, Pinezanita, Converse Flats, south of Cushenbury, Doble, Upper Holcomb Valley, Ferrara, Hovatter