VALLEY Forest Falls FIRE  



  San Bernardino Forest & Mountains 

 

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Courtesy of Press Telegram Friday afternoon  

 



San Bernardino National Forest, California, July 6, 2018  ____ Firefighters from multiple agencies battled record high temperatures and dry conditions in their attempts to control several brush fires in the San Bernardino National Forest.



SEE: http://www.bigbearlake.net/ETNews/NO-DRONES-Please- for the beginning of the fire, early Friday afternoon. 

The VALLEY FIRE is a vegetation fire that is located at SR-38 between Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls. 

 

The Valley Fire quickly grew to 1000 acres as of 8:00 P.M., after starting at 1:42 P.M. in the afternoon. US Forest Service Hot Shots, CAL FIRE, San Bernardino County Fire Department and San Bernardino County Sheriff Department are in Unified Command, working together to suppress the Valley Fire.

Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for the community of Forest Falls by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s office. Structure protection and security are in place if winds push the fire closer to the community. An emergency shelter for displaced residents opened at the Inland Leaders Charter School, 12375 California Street in Yucaipa.

 

State Route-38 is closed to all traffic from Bryant Street in Yucaipa, to Lake Williams Drive near Big Bear City. Several trailheads and recreation sites in the Forest Falls have been closed. A specialized Incident Management Team has been requested by the Forest Service to manage this fire.



The Box Fire, which began on the I-15 near Devore, grew to 100 acres before firefighting efforts were able to slow the blaze. Two lanes of Interstate-15 were closed for several hours, leading to traffic congestion for local freeways leading north into the high desert.



Additional fires were reported in the Cajon Pass, and in south Palm Springs near the entrance to Indian Canyon, a popular winter hiking area.



Current Fire Information - Cal Fire - State of California  

 www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents

  



Quick Fire Facts: Valley Fire



Fire Start Date: July 6, 2018



Fire Report Time: 1:42 P.M. 



Location: Valley of the Falls Drive, Highway 38,



Acres: 1000 acres,



Fire Cause: Under Investigation



Fire Fighters Assigned: 500



Road Closures: Hwy 38 from Bryant Street to Lake Williams Drive



Evacuations: Community of Forest Falls, including Organization Camps.



Weather: Near record high temperatures, low humidity.



Terrain: Steep, inaccessible mountainsides.





Cooperating Agencies:

CAL FIRE, San Bernardino County Fire,

San Bernardino County Sheriffs, California Highway Patrol





Quick Fire Facts: Box Fire



Fire Start Date: July 6, 2018



Fire Report Time: 9:55 AM



Location: Cajon Pass



Acres: 100 acres, 15% contained.



Fire Cause: Under Investigation



Fire Fighters Assigned: 100



Fire Engines: 12



Fire Crews: 3



Road Closures: Two lanes of Northbound 1-15.



Weather: Near record high temperatures, low humidity.



Terrain: Steep, brushy hillsides.



Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, San Bernardino County Fire, CHP.

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