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



HESPERIA, Calif:( 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.


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