Valley Fire 100
San Bernardino National Forest officials announced the VALLEY FIRE
was declared 100 percent contained at 4:00 P.M. Monday, October 22, 2018.
The decision was based on infrared flights,
recent weather, especially the significant rainfall on October 13th,
and no recent reports of smoke and flame activity.
Fire, the cause which remains under investigation, began on July 6, 2018 at
approximately 1:30 P.M. near the intersection of State Route-38 and Valley of
the Falls Drive, outside the community of Forest Falls.
The wildfire burned 1,350 acres in the San
Bernardino National Forest and up steep cliffs into the San Gorgonio Wilderness
of Sand to Snow National Monument. That steep terrain made the fire area
inaccessible to Fire-fighting personnel, prolonging a possible full
All trails into the wilderness
were reopened on August 30th.
Hikers with questions
the Mill Creek Visitor
Any inquiries may
San Bernardino National Forest Service Headquarters at
909-382-2600 Monday through Friday.