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Valley Fire

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

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Morning Update July 12, 2018

Valley Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 7/12/2018


Date: July 12, 2018 Time: 0600

Fire Information Line: (909) 383-5688


Incident Start Date: July 6, 2018

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: 1348

Containment: 24%

Expected Containment: 7/21/2018

Injuries: 4

Structures Threatened: 0

Structures Destroyed: 0

Structures Damaged: 0


Engines: 13

Water Tenders: 1

Helicopters: 7

Hand Crews: 16

Dozers: 2

Total Personnel: 633

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

Current Situation:

Fire size and containment remain unchanged. Fire behavior moderated yesterday due to rain that came with high relative humidity and precipitation. Crews finished chipping and clearing brush along highway 38. All handline is complete, and dozer line construction along the west side of the fire is nearly complete. Crews are working with resource specialists to stabilize all hand and dozer line. Today air resources will continue cooling hot spots along the fire's edge and in remote areas inaccessible to ground resources. Today’s weather forecast includes a chance of thunderstorms beginning late morning. Under current conditions, there is low potential for fire growth; however as fuels dry, fire activity may increase. Some firefighting personnel and equipment will be released over the next few days, but some resources will remain to continue rehabilitation work, monitor the fire, and respond if conditions change

Road Status:

  • Highway 38 is open to two lanes of traffic. Flaggers will be present tomorrow from 7 A.M. until 3 P.M. while road crews continue to clean up debris from mud flows which occurred on July 7th.

  • Please use caution and drive slowly while in the vicinity. Fire personnel and equipment will still be present and working along the roads. "Be Cautious"

Trail Closures:

All portions of the San Gorgonio Wilderness managed by USDA Forest Service are closed to entry. This includes the Momyer Trail, Vivian Creek Trail, San Bernardino Peak Trail, Forsee Creek Trail, South Fork Trail, and Aspen Grove Trail.

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