News Update!!: Forest Falls, CA: Latest Information: Brush fire named the “Valley Fire” burning in the San Bernardino National Forest.

News Update!!: Forest Falls, CA: Latest Information: Brush fire named the “Valley Fire” burning in the San Bernardino National Forest.

Here is the latest information regarding the brush fire, named the “Valley Fire”, that is burning in the hillsides of the San Bernardino National Forest near Forest Falls, California.

** As of 8:00pm PT on Sunday, July 8th, 2018: **

According to the San Bernardino National Forest, the Forest Falls evacuation has been lifted for residents (not campers or hikers at this time) – Closure of Highway 38 at Bryant St. remains in effect and access to Forest Falls and Mountain Home is for residents ONLY with proof of residency. – Hwy 38 is closed between Forest Falls and Angelus Oaks – Angelus Oaks and Barton Flats are open to residents and campers via the Big Bear side of Highway 38. – Size and containment remain at 1,139 acres and 5% – We are in unified command with CAL FIRE San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Unit, San Bernardino County Fire and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

** As of 7:04am PT on Sunday, July 8th, 2018: **

** Picture from Cal Fire San Bernardino: **

According to the San Bernardino National Forest, the brush fire has burned 1,139 acres, is at 5% contained, at least 504 resources are on scene, Forest Falls is still under mandatory evacuations, California State Route 38 closure remains in effect and cause is under investigation.

** As of 7:17am PT on Saturday, July 7th, 2018: **

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According to the Cal Fire San Bernardino, the brush fire has burned 1,000 acres and there was no containment.

The entire town of Forest Falls, California, which has about 1,000 people, was ordered to evacuate overnight as well as 500 campers and staff at Forest Homes Ministries were also forced to evacuate to a church in Yucaipa, California.

It’s unclear when residents may be allowed to return to their homes.

According to the San Bernardino National Forest, no structures have yet been damaged or destroyed, and there has been no reports of injuries related to the brush fire.

Over 500 firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire Department, CAL Fire and United States Forest Service are battling the brush fire.

California State Route 38 is closed between Bryant Street in Yucaipa, California to Lake Williams Drive in Big Bear, California.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory due to the Valley Fire. Areas impacted by the advisory include Big Bear Lake, the San Bernardino Valley, Banning Pass and the central San Bernardino Mountains.

** Picture from ABC affiliate KABC Channel 7: **

** Picture from Cal Fire San Bernardino: **

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.

** Picture from San Bernardino National Forest: **

The brush fire and the cause of the brush fire is under investigation.

For the Valley Fire, residents, visitors, commuters, etc can a call the fire information center at: 1 (909) 383-5688.

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