San Bernardino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
602 South Tippecanoe Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92408
The Valley Fire was declared 100 percent contained at 4 p.m. on October 22. The decision was based on infrared flights, recent weather, especially significant rainfall on Oct. 13, and no recent reports of smoke and flame activity.
The Valley Fire, the cause which remains under investigation, began on July 6 at approximately 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 38 and Valley of the Falls Drive, outside the community of Forest Falls, Calif. It burned 1,350 acres in the 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 personnel, prolonging full containment.
All trails into the wilderness were reopened on Aug. 30. Hikers with questions can call the Mill Creek Visitor Center at 909-382-2882, Thursday through Sunday, or the forest headquarters at 909-382-2600 Monday through Friday.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday July 06th, 2018 approx. 01:30 PM|
|Location||Forest Falls, CA|
|Incident Commander||San Bernardino National Forest|
|Coordinates||34.096 latitude, -116.958 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Chaparral (6 feet), and Timber (litter and understory). Little to no large fire history in vicinity of the burn area.
Hotter temperatures and drier weather.