Some schools in the Inland Empire will be closed Thursday as a result of the Etiwanda Fire that burned more than 1,000 acres in the mountains north of Rancho Cucamonga Wednesday.
Etiwanda School District
- Caryn Elementary School
- Golden Elementary School
- Day Creek Intermediate School
- All before and after school childcare programs
Alta Loma School District
- Banyan Elementary School
Chaffrey Joint Union High School District
- Los Osos High School
- Eitwanda High School
- Rancho Cucamonga High School
- Alta Loma High School
All other schools from the Etiwanda School District, Alta Loma School District and Chafreey Joint Union High School District will remain open Thursday.
The Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga Campus will stay closed Thursday and planned to reopen Friday.
The Etiwanda Fire broke out in late-season Santa Ana conditions when winds were high and humidity was low. No injuries have been reported as of Thursday. Minor structural damage related to the fire occured when a fence burned down.
The fire broke out at 8 a.m. at the base of the San Bernardino National Forest 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles (map). Fueled by winds at up to 70 mph, the fire grew from its original reported size of about 20 to 30 acres to 200 acres by noon. It quadrupled in size within a few hours and had burned through 1,000 acres of brush by late afternoon.