Firefighters continue to battle Holy fire amid excessive heat warning

Firefighters continue to battle Holy fire amid excessive heat warning

Hundreds of firefighters will continue to battle the Holy fire, which scorched 4,000 acres of brush in Orange County and Riverside counties, officials said.


Crews will have to contend with triple-digit heat Tuesday, Aug. 7. The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for the area until 8 p.m. Tuesday night.


As of Monday night, there was no containment of the blaze, fire officials said.


The Holy fire was reported just after 1 p.m. near Holy Jim Canyon and Trabuco Creek roads in the Cleveland National Forest and quickly spread, even reaching into Riverside County, according to U.S. Forest Service authorities.



  • Holy Jim Canyon residents Beep and John Colclough watch firefighting efforts with volunteer firefighter Luke Senger on Monday, Aug 6, 2018. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Holy Jim volunteer firefighter Luke Senger stands next to a home destroyed by fire on Monday, Aug 6, 2018. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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  • Holy Jim volunteer firefighter Luke Senger shows a map to John Colclough, of homes that were destroyed in Holy Jim Canyon on Monday, Aug 6, 2018. Colclough has lived in the canyon since the early 70s. “We lost a lot today, man. This is a huge, huge hit,” he said. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • A helicopter drops water over a fire in Holy Jim Canyon that destroyed at least 12 homes on Monday, Aug 6, 2018. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • A hilltop home is surrounded by smoke as Holy Jim Canyon burns on Monday, Aug 6, 2018. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Firefighters battle a blaze in Holy Jim Canyon on Monday, Aug 6, 2018. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Fire burns through Holy Jim Canyon in Trabuco Canyon on Monday, August 7, 2018. (OnScene.TV)

  • The Holy Jim fire photographed from Trabuco Canyon on Monday, Aug. 6. The fire ignited near Holy Jim Canyon and Trabuco Creek roads and was growing quickly, officials said. (Jonathan Lansner/SCNG)

  • Firefighters work on hot spots after a fire tore through Holy Jim Canyon, destroying at least 12 homes on Monday, Aug 6, 2018. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • The night sky turns orange as Holy Jim Canyon smolders on Monday, Aug 6, 2018. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • A lone firefighter keeps watch in Holy Jim Canyon as plumes of smoke envelopes the area on Monday, Aug 6, 2018. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Holy Jim volunteer firefighter Luke Senger stands next to a home destroyed by fire on Monday, Aug 6, 2018. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Firefighters battle a blaze in Holy Jim Canyon on Monday, Aug 6, 2018. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Fire burns through Holy Jim Canyon in Trabuco Canyon on Monday, August 7, 2018. (OnScene.TV)

  • After the sun goes down a hot spot ignites on the hillside in Holy Jim Canyon on Monday, Aug 6, 2018. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Smoke from the Holy Fire can be seen over the ridge from in Trabuco Canyon on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • A water dropping helicopter heads towards the Holy Fire from in Trabuco Canyon on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • The Holy Fire as seen from Ladera Ranch on Monday, August 6, 2018. (Photo Courtesy Richard J Eldridge)

  • Fire burns through Holy Jim Canyon in Trabuco Canyon on Monday, August 7, 2018. (OnScene.TV)

  • A 747 Air Attack makes a mile long retardant drop on the Holy Fire in Monday, August 6, 2018. (Photo courtesy Patrick Smith)

  • Hand Crews make their way up a ridge line to help fight the Holy Fire on Monday, August 6, 2018. (Photo courtesy Patrick Smith)

  • Fire burns through Holy Jim Canyon in Trabuco Canyon on Monday, August 7, 2018. (OnScene.TV)

  • A firefighter works a brush fire in Holy Jim Canyon in Trabuco Canyon on Monday, August 7, 2018. (OnScene.TV)

  • Fire burns through Holy Jim Canyon in Trabuco Canyon on Monday, August 7, 2018. (OnScene.TV)

  • A water dropping helicopter heads towards the Holy Fire from in Trabuco Canyon on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Fire burns through Holy Jim Canyon in Trabuco Canyon on Monday, August 7, 2018. (OnScene.TV)

  • A plume of smoke is seen coming out the the Holy Jim area in Trabuco Canyon as a brush fire quickly spread on Monday, August 6, 2018. (David Whiting, Staff)

  • A plume of smoke is seen coming out the the Holy Jim area in Trabuco Canyon as a brush fire quickly spread on Monday, August 6, 2018 (Photo Courtesy of Kristen Gallegos)

  • Firefighters were battling a brush fire that broke out in the Trabuco Canyon area Monday afternoon near Holy Jim Canyon and Trabuco Creek roads. (Photo courtesy of California Highway Patrol)

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Time-lapse of #HolyFire from UCSD fire webcam is insane.


It blew up quick 
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