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

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Snow Fire Daily Update for September 22, 2020

Snow Wildfire
News – 9/22/2020

Snow Fire Update

September 22, 2020

Location: Snow Creek, Riverside County, Date Started: September 17, 2020

San Bernardino National Forest Injuries: 1

Acres Burned: 6,013 Full Containment Expected: October 1, 2020

Percent Contained: 52% Cause: Under Investigation

Resources: Hand Crews 10 Engines 16

Water Tenders 1 Helicopters 1

Total personnel assigned to fire: 232


Crews continue to make good progress to bring containment lines together on the south side of the fire. On the east, north and west sides fire crews continue to patrol and monitor containment lines.

Engine 3161 and Orange County-Crew 2 took the Palm Springs Arial Tram to the Mount San Jacinto State Park on Sunday, September 20, 2020. The group of firefighters was tasked with a special project to protect a historical building. To protect structures from potential fire threat, there are many tools that firefighters can use, including the use of a protective wrap that looks like tinfoil to cover a structure.

The wrap is specially designed to reflect radiant and convective heat away from the structure. By surrounding the building completely there is nowhere for embers to make contact and ignite the protected surface. With a small amount of wind, firebrands or embers can carry up to a mile or more ahead of the actual fire front. When a structure is wrapped in advance of the approaching fire front, this allows firefighters to provide protection to the structure and still maintain their safety.

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.


Temperatures near or slightly above average and breezy westerly winds will be present through the week causing elevated fire weather conditions. Humidities will have moderate to poor overnight recovery. Values will range from 10-20 percent in the afternoon to 30-40 percent over night.


All evacuations for the Snow Fire have been lifted.

Agencies involved

US Forest Service·, CAL FIRE Riverside Unit/Riverside County Fire·, Bureau of Land Management·, Riverside County EMD, Morongo Band of Mission Indians, National Park Service.

·Denotes unified command partners

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