Day #19 SNOW CREEK Fire

September 26, 2020 


SNOW CREEK FIRE Hot Shots  Photo courtesy of Inciweb Sept 2020



Location: Snow Creek, Riverside County,

Date Started: September 17, 2020

San Bernardino National Forest


Injuries: 1                                                                                              Acres Burned: 6,254 

Full Containment Expected: October 1, 2020             Percent Contained: 90%

Cause: Under Investigation 

Resources: Engines 4 Helicopters 1       Total personnel assigned to fire: 24 

Firefighting Crews will continue to monitor and patrol containment lines where possible. Some areas of the Snow Creek Fire are inaccessible due to topographic limitations. A water dropping helicopter may be used in those areas inaccessible by ground. Firefighters continue to make progress towards full containment. Visitors and residents will continue to see smoke from within the containment area over the next days and even weeks. This is due to smoldering and interior isolated pockets of fuel that continue to burn. 

Firefighters from the San Bernardino National Forest have recognized critical wildlife habitat and have requested consultation from BAER (Burn Area Emergency Response) team leaders. This team of experts will be out assessing the fire area making recommendations for the protection and recovery of resources.  

Portions of the San Jacinto Wilderness, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto National Monument, Tahquitz National Game Preserve as well as portions of the Pacific Crest Trail are within the fire perimeter.


Hot and dry conditions will continue with only moderate overnight recovery. Daytime temperatures will be near 100 degrees with minimum humidity around 12 percent.  Expect west winds between about noon and 6:00 P.M. 

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