News Update!!: Silverwood Lake, CA: Latest Information: Pilot Fire.

News Update!!: Silverwood Lake, CA: Latest Information: Pilot Fire.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding the Pilot Fire that is burning in the San Bernardino National Forest near Silverwood Lake, California. 

** As of 9:00am PT on Friday, August 12th, 2016: ** 

According to San Bernardino National Forest Officials, the Pilot Fire has burned 8,115 acres and is at 80% contained.

Around 1,324 personnel are assisting in battling the wildfire.  

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, all evacuations for the mountain communities will be lifted at 9:00am PT today.  

Residents are being told to please use caution as emergency equipment will be still in the area.

** As of 10:40am PT on Thursday, August 11th, 2016: ** 

** Pictures from San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department: **

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the Pilot Fire has burned 7,899 acres with 70% containment. 

United States Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire Department, ‪San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, and CalFire are in unified command, dedicating every possible resource to the containment of this fire. 

At least 1,548 personnel, along with 81 engines, 15 water tenders, 12 helicopters, 51 hand crews, and 19 bulldozers, are all currently battling this wildfire.

** As of 7:20pm PT on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016: ** 

** Picture from CAL FIRE: **

According to San Bernardino National Forest Officials, the Pilot Fire has burned 7,861 acres and is at 64% contained.

Around 1,662 personnel are assisting in battling this wildfire.

The American Red Cross Care and Reception Center at Oak Hills High School is closed this evening, but Rim of the World High School center remains open.

Apple Valley Unified School District and Hesperia Unified School District will resume classes on Thursday, August 11th, 2016.

Victorville Fairgrounds Animal Shelter is closing tonight. 

For questions, please call San Bernardino County Animal Control at: 1 (800) 472-5609.

** As of 9:00am PT on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016: **

** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 Photojournalist Alex Vasquez: **

According to San Bernardino National Forest Officials, the Pilot Fire has burned 7861 acres and containment jumps to 64%.

Around 1746 personnel are assisting in battling this wildfire.

** As of 10:00pm PT on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016: **

According to the San Bernardino National Forest Officials, the Pilot Fire has burned 7736 acres and is at 6% contained.

All Hesperia and Apple Valley schools will be closed on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 because of air quality per school districts.

Over 1475 personnel are on scene battling the wildfire.

** As of 9:30am PT on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016: **

** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department: **

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the Pilot Fire has burned 7,522 acres, is 6% containment, and mandatory evacuations and school closures remain in effect.

Schools in the Apple Valley Unified School District and Hesperia Unified School District will be closed on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016.

While drones have not been seen over the Pilot Fire, fire managers would like to remind the public that hobby drones, or (U.A.S.) unmanned aircraft systems, pose a major safety threat to firefighting pilots and firefighters. 

When a hobby drone is flown into a fire area, incident commanders have no choice but to suspend air operations and ground aircraft until the drone is removed from the area.

** As of 7:20am PT on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016: **

** Picture from the San Bernardino County Fire Department: **

** Picture from the San Bernardino National Forest: **

According to San Bernardino National Forest Officials, the Pilot Fire has burned 6,963 acres, is at 6% contained, and at least 934 personnel, 6 air tankers, and 7 helicopters are battling the wildfire.

** As of 6:40pm PT on Monday, August 8th, 2016: **

Firefighters are continuing to battle a wildfire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest near Silverwood Lake, California.

The wildfire named the “Pilot Fire” has burned 6,298 acre and is at 6 percent containment on Monday, August 8th, 2016.

** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 Photojournalist Alex Vasquez: **

The wildfire erupted near Pilot Rock Conservation Camp at just 30 acres on Sunday, August 7th, 2016.

** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Fire Department: **

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, mandatory evacuations are in effect for Highway 173 from Highway 138 to Arrowhead Lake Road and Arrowhead Lake Road from Highway 173 to Hesperia Lake (25 homes).

Voluntary evacuations are in effect for Mojave River east to Kiowa Road. Spillway north to Rock Springs Road (150 homes).

Evacuations centers have been set up by the American Red Cross for human at Oak Hills High School located at 7625 Cataba Road in Oak Hills, California.

For large and small animals, a shelter is open by County Animal Care and Control at the Devore Animal Shelter located at 19777 Shelter Way in San Bernardino, California and at the Victorville Fairgrounds located at 14800 7th Street in Victorville, California. 
Dogs and cats require owners to provide a crate.

Road closures are in effect for Highway 173 is closed between Highway 138 and Arrowhead Lake Road and forest roads 2N33, 2N17X, 2N36, 2N37 and Miller Canyon OHV Area.

According to the Apple Valley Unified School District, schools will be closed on Tuesday, August 9th, 2015 because of poor air quality caused by the wildfire.

No homes were burned in the wildfire as of Monday afternoon and no injuries were reported. 

Over 843 personal are battling the wildfire and fire department apparatus including 36 engines, 8 crews, 5 dozers, 8 helicopters, and 8 air tankers, including the VLAT assigned.

Homes were protected by the use of fire retardant dropped from the air and gel applied by firefighters on the ground.

At this moment, the cause of the wildlife is under investigation. 

Anybody with questions regarding the Pilot Fire are urged to call the San Bernardino Fire Information Center at: 1 (909) 383-5688.

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