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.
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.
(Originally published at 3 p.m. MDT July 18, 2017)
The Arrowhead Hotshots sent us these photos that were taken during their assignment on the Peekaboo Fire in northwest Colorado near Maybell. (Thanks guys!)
Arrowhead, first established in 1981, is a National Park Service crew based in Kings Canyon National Park in California.