Thursday, March 23, 2017
(Steven Brittain, for Victor Valley News)

Pilot Fire Now 64% Contained; “Significant Progress” Made Overnight

HESPERIA, Calif:(VVNG.com)- Firefighters made significant progress over the last 24 hours and the Pilot Fire is now at 64% containment and 7,861 acres.

A total of 1,746 personnel are assigned to the Pilot Fire including, 105 engines, 14 water tenders, 12 helicopters, 1 air tanker, 46 hand crews, and 18 dozerz.

Today’s temperature is expected to be warmer with a high near 90 degrees, humidity is expected to remain in the low teens. Winds will continue out of the south-west from 10-15 mph with gust as high as 30 mph.

Inmate Fire Crews were deployed to the Pilot Fire on August 7th & 8th with a 20 man team. On August 9th & 10th a 10 man team responded to the fire. The Inmate Fire Crews have worked tirelessly alongside firefighters digging trenches and clearing brush.

Inmate Crews (Photo courtesy of SBSD Headquarters)
Inmate Crews (Photo courtesy of SBSD Headquarters)

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