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 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.
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 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:
- American Red Cross
- CA Office of Emergency Services
- San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services
- 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
- CA Highway Patrol
- San Bernardino County Animal Control
- San Bernardino County Sheriffs Office
Parks and Rec
- Southern California Edison
SIZE, CONTAINMENT STATUS
The fire has consumed 8,115 acres and has reached an 80% containment status
As of 0900 this morning, all mandatory and advisory evacuations have been lifted.
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.
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