Fires in the San Bernardino Mountains

Largest fires:

NameDateAcres burned
Willows8/28/99 - 9/?/9963,486
Big Bear11/197056,000

The Willows fire was reported to be "Southern California's largest forest fire in eight decades", so whether the 1919 fire was in the San Bernardino Mountains is unclear. But this seems to be a slight exaggeration, since the Laguna Fire in San Diego County in 1970 burned 175,425 acres. But maybe the person quoted in the L.A. Times didn't count Laguna as a forest....

Source: LAT 9/2/99, A25; LAT 9/3/99, A16; LAT 9/4/99, B1; LAT 9/5/99, A18.

Go to The San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains

Copyright © 1999-2003 by Tom Chester.
Permission is freely granted to reproduce any or all of this page as long as credit is given to me at this source:
Comments and feedback: Tom Chester
Updated 29 October 2003.