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Pilot Fire: Hesperia Schools Closed Tuesday

San Bernardino County Fire impacts 4700 homes and causes 10,000 to evacuate

 

August 11, 2016

Homes Southeast of Hesperia near Highway 138 have been evacuated due to the Pilot Rock fire. The San Bernardino County Fire impacts 4700 homes and causes 10,000 to evacuate

Update 5pm PST 8/9/16

Current Situation:

The Pilot Fire is burning between Pilot Rock Ridge and State Highway 173 in Hesperia. Fire line has been constructed in the Summit Valley area. The fire crossed Hwy 173 in the Los Flores Ranch area. Firing operations were conducted along Hwy 173 near Deep Creek and progressed southeast toward the Hwy 173 closure gate near Burnt Flats. Crews are constructing dozer line from Pilot Rock to the Lake Arrowhead Community Services District Wastewater Treatment Plant. Aircraft is being used to the extent possible, but visibility is a limiting factor.

Today’s high temperature will reach 83 degrees, with a minimum humidity at 15 percent. Ridgetop winds will be from the south at 20 mph with afternoon gusts reaching 25 mph. Potential for spotting exists from all areas of the fire.

Evacuations:

Mandatory Evacuations:

• The entire community of Deer Lodge Park. Also included is Aleutian Drive, Klondike Drive, Evergreen Lane, Yukon Drive.

• Hwy 173 north and south from Hwy 138 to Arrowhead Lake Road

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Voluntary Evacuations:

Hesperia

• Areas east of the Mojave River and south of Rock Springs Road to Kiowa Road

• Areas east of Santa Fe Road, south of Ranchero Road to Arrowhead Lake Road and north of the Spillway have been reduced to a voluntary evacuation

Lake Arrowhead

• The community of Grass Valley Lake in addition to the area north of Peninsula and North Bay Roads to Hwy 173, and south of Hwy 173 from North Bay Road to Grass Valley Road

Road Closures:

• Highway 173 between Highway 138 and Arrowhead Lake Road (Hesperia)

• Arrowhead Lake Road at Ranchero Road (Hesperia)

• Highway 173 at North Bay Road (Lake Arrowhead)

• Grass Valley Road at Brentwood Drive (Deer Lodge Park)

• Forest Service Roads 2N33, 2N17X, 2N36, 2N37

Soft Closure (Residents Only with Identification)

• Rock Springs at Deep Creek Road

Trail Closures:

The Pacific Crest Trail is CLOSED from the Deep Creek Hot Springs (3W02) to Silverwood State Park.

Evacuation Centers

and

Animal Shelters:

Evacuation Center:

• Oak Hills High School,

• Rim of the World High School

Animal Shelter:

Homes Southeast of Hesperia near Highway 138 have been evacuated due to the Pilot Rock fire. The San Bernardino County Fire impacts 4700 homes and causes 10,000 to evacuate Here two San Bernardino County employees survey the fire.

• San Bernardino County Fair Grounds

Homes Southeast of Hesperia near Highway 138 have been evacuated due to the Pilot Rock fire. The San Bernardino County Fire impacts 4700 homes and causes 10,000 to evacuate

Homes on Santa Fe Avenue East to Ranchero Road under mandatory evacuation, says CalFire.

The Pilot Fire is a wildfire currently burning near Silverwood Lake in San Bernardino County, California. The fire started at about 12:10 pm on Sunday August 7 near the Miller Canyon OHV area off of California State Route 138. The fire is under the management of the United States Forest Service in Unified Command with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the San Bernardino County Fire Department, and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. As of 7:30 pm PDT on August 8, the fire had grown to 6,298 acres with 6% containment.

 

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