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San Bernardino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
602 S. Tippecanoe Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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Steep rugged terrain San Jacinto Wilderness  

On November 16, 2020 San Bernardino National Forest officials announced that the Snow Fire, along with the El Dorado and Apple Fires have reached 100% containment. These fires were previously at 95% containment because uncontained perimeters were located in steep and inaccessible terrain. Containment has now been achieved as fire in uncontained areas has reached natural features void of vegetation.

Although full containment has been reached, the three fires remain in a status called uncontrolled. That means smoldering continues within the interior of the burn scar perimeters.

Fire restrictions on the forest will remain in effect until conditions improve, and are listed on the San Bernardino National Forest webpage.

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. 
Please visit the forest's Alerts and Notices page for the fire closure area, which includes a portion of the PCT between Snow Creek Village and Black Mountain Road:

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginThursday September 17th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
LocationSnow Creek Village
Incident CommanderUS Forest Service
Coordinates33.889 latitude, -116.685 longitude

Current Situation

Size6,254 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Low Desert Chaparral leading into heavy riparian brush.


Planned Actions

This fire is currently in patrol status and not yet considered "controlled."

Projected Incident Activity

Some interior islands of fuel may continue to burn and put up smoke especially during red flag conditions.


An emergency fire closure order is in effect, including a section of the Pacific Crest Trail between Snow Creek Village and Black Mountain Road.

There are currently no evacuation warnings or road closures.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot Temperatures, low Humidity, and wind due to fire location in the San Gorgonio Pass.

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