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

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Valley Fire Evening Update for July 7, 2018

Valley Fire Wildfire
News – 7/7/2018


Date: July 7, 2018 Time: 2000

Fire Information Line: (909) 383-5688


Incident Start Date: July 6, 2016

Incident Start Time: 1:33 P.M.

Incident Type: Wildland Fire

Cause: Under Investigation

Incident Location: CA-38 x Valley of the Falls Dr, Forest Falls, CA

Acreage: 1,000

Containment: 5%

Expected Containment: N/A

Injuries: 0

Structures Threatened: 500

Structures Destroyed: 0

Structures Damaged: 0


Engines: 39

Water Tenders: 5

Helicopters: 9

Air Tankers: 8

Hand Crews: 9

Dozers: 2

Other: 60

Total Personnel: 504

Cooperating Agencies: BLM, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Emergency Services, San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Service, CALTRANS, San Bernardino County Animal Control, American Red Cross, Southern California Edison


Current Situation:

The fire is still around 1,000 acres in size, with 5% containment. The fire is moving north and east, higher into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area. Fire remained active throughout the day, and smoke will be visible to many in the Inland Empire. Firefighting resources continue to arrive on the fire. Southern California Incident Management Team 2, a type 2 team, joined unified command of the fire today at 6:00 P.M. Debris flows occurred this afternoon on Hwy 38 at milepost 14 due to the thunderstorms. Access to Valley of the Falls Dr. is now closed, with no current estimate for re-opening. Highway 38 remains closed between Bryant St. and Lake Williams. The upper fire area is actively burning and was not impacted by the rain. Rain was heavier along the west side of the fire, and much lighter on the east side. Although rain moderated fire behavior today, forest conditions are still very dry due to extended 10-year drought.


Mandatory Evacuations:

· The community of Forest Falls.

Road Closures:

· Highway 38 from Bryant Street (Yucaipa) to Lake Williams Drive (South of Big Bear) closed to all access including residents.

Trail Closures:

· Momyer Trail, Vivian Creek Trail, San Bernardino Peak Trail & Big Falls Picnic Area.

· A full list of Closed Recreation Sites is available at the San Bernardino National Forest website.

Evacuation Centers


Animal Shelters:

Evacuation Center: Inland Leaders Charter School, 12375 California St, Yucaipa, CA

Animal Shelter: Devore Animal Shelter,19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino

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