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Valley Fire

Unit Information

San Bernardino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
602 South Tippecanoe Avenue San Bernardino California 92408
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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Incident Contacts

Mill Creek Visitor Center (recreation questions)
Phone: 909-382-2882
Hours: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Sat/Sun), 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (M, Th, F)

Zach Behrens (fire questions)
Email: zbehrens@fs.fed.us
Phone: 909-382-2788
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (M-F)

Highlighted Activity

08/30/2018 San Gorgonio Wilderness reopened
The Valley Fire Closure Area will be lifted today, Thursday, August 30, 2018, San Bernardino National Forest officials have announced. The action, which is officially the termination of Forest Order.
News - 08/30/2018

The fire remains in in steep, inaccessible terrain and has shown no new smoke or flame in recent weeks after a number of episdoes of hot and dry weather. The fire is in patrol status and may only declared fully contained after the first significant precipitation event of the fall or winter. Due to the extended period of time until full containment, this InciWeb page will not be updated daily.

The Valley Fire Closure Area was lifted on Thursday, August 30, 2018. That means all areas of San Gorgonio Wilderness previously closed due to the fire are now open. For permits, go to the Mill Creek Ranger Station.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginFriday July 06th, 2018 approx. 01:30 PM
LocationForest Falls, CA
Incident CommanderSan Bernardino National Forest
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates34.096 latitude, -116.958 longitude

Current Situation

Size1,350 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained82%
Fuels Involved

Chaparral (6 feet), and Timber (litter and understory). Little to no large fire history in vicinity of the burn area.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hotter temperatures and drier weather.