Last Updated
08/16/2016 8:00 AM
Date Started
08/07/2016 12:18 PM
Date Contained
08/16/2016 8:00 AM
Location Information
Pilot Rock & Hwy 138, southeast of Hesperia
Latitude / Longitude
Admin Unit
San Bernardino National Forest
Under Investigation

Resources Assigned

  • 960
  • 10
  • 37
  • 3
  • 7
    Water Tenders
  • 30
  • 0
    Air Tankers

Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow.

Status Update

Situation Summary

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.

Agency Information

San Bernardino National Forest

California Highway Patrol

California Office of Emergency Services

San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Service

Bureau of Land Management


San Bernardino County Animal Control

American Red Cross

Southern California Edison