UPDATE:  SUNDAY July 8th 10:00 P.M.

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Friday at approximately 2:00 P.M. the area of Valley of the Falls Drive and

State Route-38, Calfornia Highway Patrol Caltrans and  U.S. Forest Service.

PHOTO Courtesy of San Bernardino Forest Service 





 

 Total Personnel: 504

Cooperating Agencies: BLM, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Emergency Services, San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Service, CALTRANS, San Bernardino County Animal Control, American Red Cross, Southern California Edison

Current Situation: The fire is 1,139 acres in size, with 5% containment, moving north and northeast, higher into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area. Fire remained active throughout the night, and smoke will be visible in the Inland Empire and High Desert.

A type 2 team, Southern California Incident Management Team 2, joined unified command of the fire yesterday at 6:00 P.M. Additional firefighting resources also continue to arrive on the fire.

Debris flows occurred Saturday (July 7) on State Route 38 at milepost 14 due to thunderstorms.

Highway 38 remains closed between Bryant St. and Lake Williams and the Forest Falls community is still under mandatory evacuation. Although rain moderated fire behavior yesterday and last night, forest conditions are still very dry due to extended 10-year drought.

Evacuation Centers:Animal Shelters:

 

Evacuation Center: Inland Leaders Charter School, 12375 California St, Yucaipa, CA  Animal

 

Shelter: Devore Animal Shelter, 19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino

 



#3 VALLEY Forest Falls FIRE  

  San Bernardino Forest & Mountains 

 

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LEFT Saturday July 7, 2018 Valley Fire (Forest Falls near SR-38)

off Valley of the Falls Dr & Service Road 1s08 (San Bernardino County)

remains 1,000 acres and 5% contained.

 

RIGHT Sunday July 8, 2018 Valley Fire Early morning, the same area,

the vegetation fire increased to 1,139 acres and 5% contained.

Unified Command: @CALFIREBDU, @SBCOUNTYFIRE,

 @sbcountysheriff, & @SanBernardinoNF

Evacuations in effect: http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/2114 …

 

   

STATUS

Incident Start Date: July 6, 2016

 

Incident Start Time: 1:33 P.M.

Incident Type:  Wildland Fire

Cause: Under Investigation

Incident Location: CA-38 x Valley of the Falls Dr, Forest Falls, CA

Acreage: 1,139

Containment: 5%

Expected Containment: N/A

Injuries: 0

Structures Threatened: 500

Structures Destroyed: 0

Structures Damaged: 0

RESOURCES

Engines:  39

Water Tenders: 5

Helicopters: 9

Air Tankers: 8

Hand Crews: 9

Dozers: 2

Other: 60

Total Personnel: 504

Cooperating Agencies: BLM, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Emergency Services, San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Service, CALTRANS, San Bernardino County Animal Control, American Red Cross, Southern California Edison

SITUATION

 

Current Situation:

The fire is 1,139 acres in size, with 5% containment, moving north and northeast, higher into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area. Fire remained active throughout the night, and smoke will be visible in the Inland Empire and High Desert. A type 2 team, Southern California Incident Management Team 2, joined unified command of the fire yesterday at 6:00 P.M. Additional firefighting resources also continue to arrive on the fire. Debris flows occurred yesterday on Hwy 38 at milepost 14 due to thunderstorms. Highway 38 remains closed between Bryant St. and Lake Williams and the Forest Falls community is still under mandatory evacuation. Although rain moderated fire behavior yesterday and last night, forest conditions are still very dry due to extended 10-year drought.

Evacuations:

Mandatory Evacuations:

·        The community of Forest Falls.

Road Closures:

·        Highway 38 from Bryant Street (Yucaipa) to Lake Williams Drive (South of Big Bear) closed to all access including residents.

Trail Closures:

·        Momyer Trail, Vivian Creek Trail, San Bernardino Peak Trail & Big Falls Picnic Area.

·        A full list of Closed Recreation Sites is available at the San Bernardino National Forest website.

Evacuation Centers:

Animal Shelters:

Evacuation Center: Inland Leaders Charter School, 12375 California St, Yucaipa, CA

  Animal Shelter: Devore Animal Shelter, 19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino