Valley Fire — from one extreme to another

Arrowhead hotshots Valley Fire weather

Firefighters on the 1,000-acre Valley Fire on the San Bernardino National Forest in Southern California are experiencing unusual weather. Extreme heat was on the agenda Friday, and Saturday brought several thunderstorms through the area, resulting in some flooding and debris flows along Valley of The Falls Drive and Highway 38.

The Arrowhead Hotshots, the National Park Service crew that posted these photos on Twitter, wrote Saturday night about conditions on the fire:

From one extreme to the next. Hot, fire, thunderstorms, lots of rain, hail, flash flood.

Arrowhead hotshots Valley Fire weather

Arrowhead hotshots Valley Fire weather

The Incident Management Team reports that the fire is far from being out:

The higher elevations of the fire have not seen significant rainfall, and continue to burn. The fire is moving north and east, higher into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

One thought on “Valley Fire — from one extreme to another”

  1. Fire, water then more fire. What a wild event. Back in 1978 the Ouzle Lake fire in Rocky Mountain N.P. burned hot and active for several days, then got snowed on 2-3 inches dried out and turned into a rip-roaring down valley crown fire. Never underestimate a fires potential to comeback.

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