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Fire Information Line: (909) 383-5688,


Incident Start Date: July 6, 2018


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: 1348

Containment: 29%

Expected Containment: N/A

Injuries: 5

Structures Threatened: 0

Structures Destroyed: 0

Structures Damaged: 0


Engines:  10

Water Tenders: 4

Helicopters: 2

Hand Crews: 9

Dozers: 1


Total Personnel: 371


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



Current Situation:

Fire size and containment remain the same as previously reported. Current fire activity is minimal and little or no fire growth is projected. Tactics will remain the same as crews continue suppression repair activities. Contingency lines have been combined with existing fuels reduction projects to provide added security for communities. Aircraft will be utilized to accomplish full suppression in areas that are inaccessible.


The Valley Fire is located in an area of extremely steep and rugged terrain prone to landslides. Fire has increased the risk of slides by removing vegetation from the slopes. Precipitation events could cause additional slides, flooding, and subsequent road closures. Road users are urged to be cautious and patient.


Road Status:

·        Highway 38 is open to all traffic.

·        Please use caution and drive slowly while in the vicinity. Fire personnel and equipment will still be present and working along the roads. "Be Cautious"

Trail Closures:

·        All portions of the San Gorgonio Wilderness managed by USDA Forest Service are closed to entry.  This includes the Momyer Trail, Vivian Creek Trail, San Bernardino Peak Trail, Forsee Creek Trail, South Fork Trail, and Aspen Grove Trail.