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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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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.

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 Contained100%
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.