CA Wildfire: Pilot Fire | August 12, 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

San Bernardino National Forest, CA | The Pilot started on 8/7/2016 around 1210 Hours PDT from an unknown cause on Forest Lands.  It is still under investigation.

The fire is located between Pilot Rock Ridge and State Highway 173 in Hisperia and near  Deer Lodge Park, Lake Arrowhead and Silverwood Lake State Recreation Areas in California.

Aircraft working Pilot Fire

Aircraft working the Pilot Fire (Source: Inciweb)

CURRENT FIRE STATUS

The fire behavior is minimal with creeping and smoking.  Crews have reached a 80% status.

Zero structures have been damaged or destroyed, however the cost-to-date is $9.9Million.

RESOURCES

The fire is under Unified Command with CAL Fire’s San Bernardino Unit and with the San  Bernardino County Sheriff”s Office.

There are currently  1117 personnel alongside the support of 47 Crews, 49 Engines, 15 Dozers,11 Water Tenders, 13 Helicopters, 8 Air Tankers assigned to this incident.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Incident Cooperators are Agencies and organizations that come together to form one cooperative.  Here is the compiled list of those who have been working tirelessly on the fire from the top as Fire Managers, Firefighters, Support personnel, Air and ground resources to those who take care of them:

Emergency Services

  • American Red Cross
  • CA Office of Emergency Services
  • San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services

Fire Partners

  • BLM
  • Apple Valley Fire Protection District
  • Arrowbear FD
  • Big Bear Fire Authority
  • CAL Fire – Inyo
  • CAL Fire – Mono
  • CAL Fire – San Bernardino
  • CA Dept of Corrections
  • Idyllwood Fire Protection District
  • Kern County FD
  • Los Angeles County FD
  • Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District
  • Redlands FD
  • Riverside FD
  • San Bernardino County FD
  • San Diego FD
  • San Manuel FD

Law Enforcement

  • CA Highway Patrol
  • San Bernardino County Animal Control
  • San Bernardino County Sheriffs Office

Parks and Rec

  • CA State Parks

Transportation

  • CAL Trans

Utilities

  • SoCalGas
  • Southern California Edison

SIZE, CONTAINMENT STATUS

The fire has consumed 8,115 acres and has reached an 80% containment status

EVACUATIONS

As of 0900 this morning, all mandatory and advisory evacuations have been lifted.

CLOSURES

Highway 173 will be closed between Grass Valley and Rock Camp, along with previously closed roadways to allow for fire traffic only.  If you see responding fire resources, remember #MoveOver because it is the Law.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Proper Drone Use:  http://www.fs.fed.us/science-technology/fire/unmanned-aircraft-systems/responsible-use

Preparing for Wildfires:  http://www.readyforwildfire.org/

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags used for this fire are #PilotFire #CaWILDFIRE  #NWFireBlogCA

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