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Valley Fire

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

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Valley Fire Morning Update July 15, 2018

Valley Fire Wildfire
News – 7/15/2018


Date: July 15, 2018 Time: 6:00 a.m.

Fire Information Line: (909) 383-5688 (VOICE RECORDING)


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: 29%

Expected Containment: N/A

Injuries: 5

Structures Threatened: 0

Structures Destroyed: 0

Structures Damaged: 0


Engines: 10

Water Tenders: 4

Helicopters: 3

Hand Crews: 9

Dozers: 1

Total Personnel: 371

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:

Current fire activity is minimal with little to no growth projected. On Monday, July 16, responsibility for managing the Valley Fire will transition from a Type 2 incident management team to the San Bernardino National Forest. More than 100 fire personnel remain assigned to the fire, including 2 crews, 4 engines, 3 helicopters, and 2 water tenders with additional resources available upon request.

The Valley Fire is located in an area of extremely steep and rugged terrain prone to landslides. Fire has increased the risk of slides by removing vegetation from the slopes. Precipitation events could cause additional slides, flooding, and subsequent road closures. Road users are urged to be cautious and patient.

Road Status:

· Highway 38 is open to all traffic.

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

Trail Closures:

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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