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

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Incident Contact

Fire Information Center
Phone: 1-909-383-5568
Hours: Currently Closed

Highlighted Activity

09/13/2022 Radford Fire Daily Update for September 13, 2022
   Start Date: 09/05/2022 Location:  Converse Creek drainage in the Santa Ana River watershed in San Bernardino County CA Engines:  10 Crews: 6 Water Tenders:  2 Size: 1,079 acres ...
News - 09/13/2022
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Smoke may be visible in/around the Big Bear and Seven Oaks areas. The smoke is caused by gusty winds causing previously unseen deep heat to begin smoking. Crews continue to seek out these heat sources and take action to extinguish them. These new smokes are interior and the fire is holding within control lines. Firefighters are working to actively secure the fire edge mopping up 100 feet in.  

At 7:00am Monday the fire transitioned to a local Type 4 organization and R. Gillespie has assumed command of the Radford Fire. Currently, 4 Engines, 1 Water Tender, and 2 Hand Crews remain engaged in the control of the fire.

A Burn Area Emergency Response Team has begun its Post Fire Assessment. A separate inciweb page has been established for this: The team, made up of specialists, will assess the potential for post-fire flooding, debris flows and rockslides updates and current progress will be posted daily.


Forest Order No. 05-12-52-22-08
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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginMonday September 05th, 2022 approx. 01:30 PM
LocationBetween Big Bear and Seven Oaks
Incident CommanderGillespie-USFS
Incident DescriptionWildland Fire
Coordinates34.177 latitude, -116.882 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel54
Size1,079 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained98%
Estimated Containment DateFriday September 30th, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved



Planned Actions

Continue mop up and patrol.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Heavy fuels will continue to burn within the interior of the fire. No spread is expected.

24 hours: No spread is expected.


The incident transitioned to a local type 4 organization Monday, 9/19 at 7am.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

West and southwest winds will pick up at the fire site generally around midday both Thursday and Friday, with gusts of 15-20 mph expected. Gusty winds will then diminish by 2000-2100 each evening.

Dry conditions are also expected with humidity recovering only

to 40-50 percent in the evenings. No precipitation or thunderstorms are anticipated for both days.