River Bottom Fire

San Bernardino County Last Update: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 5:11 p.m. PDT

Acres burned
Mar 31
Started (2015)
River Bottom Fire
Location of
Mojave Narrows Park
Structures Destroyed
1 outbuilding

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April 2, 2015 3:20 p.m. PDT

Fire remains at 185 acres and is 95% contained, with full containment by this evening. Firefighters are having a difficult time accessing a ridgeline on the East side of the riverbed due to steep terrain, dense vegetation and very unstable ground. Approximately 50 firefighters and hand crews are on scene conducting extensive mop-up operations. Two SBCoFire dozers continue to shore up containment lines around the burn area. Crews will remain in the area on Friday as well. Thank you to residents in the area for their support. Once again it has been proven that defensible space saves lives and property. Are you prepared? Visit www.sbcfire.org and learn how you can be ready.

April 1, 2015 11:12 a.m. PDT

A controlled burn that spiraled out of control near Victorville on Tuesday had grown to 185 acres by Wednesday morning, according to fire officials. The River Bottom Fire was expected to continue to burn heavily on Wednesday, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department. Mandatory evacuations were lifted overnight, though Riverside Drive in Apple Valley remained open to residents only, according to an announcement made via the department's Twitter account.

March 31, 2015 3:20 p.m. PDT

Firefighters extended evacuations to include all residents on Riverside Drive from south of Seneca Road to north of Shoshonee Road in Apple Valley at about 2 p.m. Tuesday as a fast-growing, wind-fueled fire that started at Mojave Narrows Park raged.

March 31, 2015 2:40 p.m. PDT

A desert wildfire near Victorville has grown to 60 acres and is threatening buildings. Firefighters ordered all residents on Riverside Drive north of Seneca Road in Apple Valley to evacuate at about 2 p.m., according to the Victorville Daily Press, which noted that the fire was 40 percent contained. So far there are no reports of damage or injuries, according to the Associated Press. The San Bernardino County Fire Department says the fire began around noon Tuesday in the unincorporated Spring Valley Lake community near Victorville, AP reports. It quickly grew to 60 acres and is burning in a river bottom in the area of Mojave Narrows Regional Park. It appears to be threatening some homes east of the park but firefighters say they've controlled one of the fire's two heads. Winds are said to be moderate but forecasters are predicting gusty afternoon and evening winds.

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