Breaking News!!: Forest Falls, CA: Brush fire is burning in the hillsides of the San Bernardino National Forest.
A brush fire is burning in the hillsides of the San Bernardino National Forest near Forest Falls, California.
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Shortly before 2:00pm PT on Friday , July 6th, 2018, a brush fire was reported near Forest Falls and Mountain Home in the area of California State Route 38 and Valley of the Falls Drive.
The brush fire, being named the “Valley Fire”, has grown to 1,000 acres this evening and is at 0% contained.
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Authorities have issued mandatory evacuations for the Forest Falls, California area as well as the surrounding trails.
An evacuation center was created at the Inland Leaders Charter School, located at 12375 California Street, in Yucaipa. California.
Animals are not accepted at this shelter, but authorities are working to create one for pets.
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As many as 500 firefighters were battling the brush fire.
All recreation sites as well as trails were closed until further notice, and California State Route 38 was closed between Angelus Oaks and Lake Williams.
The cause of the brush fire was under investigation.