Last modified on Aug 16, 2016

Pilot Fire

Pilot Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: August 16, 2016 8:00 am   FINAL
Date/Time Started: August 7, 2016 12:18 pm  
Administrative Unit: San Bernardino National Forest 
County: San Bernardino County  
Location: Pilot Rock & Hwy 138, southeast of Hesperia  
Acres Burned - Containment: 8,110 acres - 100% contained
This fire is in Unified Command with the US Forest Service. For more information, click on the link above.  
Estimated - Containment: 8,110 acres - 100% contained  
Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted.

Because firefighters continue to work in the area, please drive with caution and be alert to your surroundings.

All evacuation centers have closed.  

Road Closures :Highway 173 between Grass Valley Rd. and Rock Camp
Forest Service Roads 2N33, 2N17X, 2N36, 2N37  
Injuries: 1  
Cause: Under Investigation 
Cooperating Agencies: California Highway Patrol, California Office of Emergency Services, San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Service, Bureau of Land Management, CALTRANS, San Bernardino County Animal Control, American Red Cross, Southern California Edison  
Total Fire Personnel: 960  
Total Fire Engines: 37  
Total Fire crews: 30  
Total Airtankers: 0  
Total Helicopters: 10  
Total Dozers: 3  
Total Water Tenders: 7  
Long/Lat: -117.27338/34.28771  
Conditions: The Pilot Fire is located between Pilot Rock Ridge and State Highway 173 in Hesperia. So. Calif. Incident Management Team 3 has transitioned the fire to a smaller incident management team from The San Bernardino National Forest. Firefighters will be on the fire for the next several days patrolling for any last remaining hot spots A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team is to assess watershed damage.

Temperatures will be in the 90-degree range today across the Pilot Fire. Humidity values will be near 15% in the afternoon. Winds are expected to remain in the 10-15 mph range today with a few higher gusts to 25 mph this afternoon and evening.

The Pacific Crest Trail is CLOSED from the Deep Creek Hot Springs (3W02) to Silverwood State Park, and the Pinnacles Trail 3W16 is closed off of Highway 173.  

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