|Location||Silverwood Lake, San Bernardino County, California|
|Date(s)||August 7, 2016–August 16, 2016|
|Burned area||8,110 acres (33 km2)|
The Pilot Fire was a wildfire that burned near Silverwood Lake in San Bernardino County, California. The fire started at about 12:10 pm on Sunday, August 7, 2016, near the Miller Canyon OHV area off California State Route 138.
The fire was under the management of the United States Forest Service in Unified Command with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the San Bernardino County Fire Department, and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. The estimated full containment date was by 6:00 AM (PST) on August 16, 2016 and burned a total of 8,110 acres.
- "Pilot Fire Incident Information". Inciweb. 14 August 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
- "Pilot fire forces thousands to evacuate". The Whittier Daily News. 8 August 2016.
Because it began near the Pilot Rock Conservation Camp, it was named the Pilot fire.
- "Pilot fire burns 1,500 acres". The San Bernardino Sun. 7 August 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
The fire also was near the state’s Pilot Rock Conservation Camp. Cal Fire agency jointly operates the camp with the state Department of Corrections and provide inmate crews for fire fighting.
- "Pilot Rock Conservation Camp (#15) official page". Calif. Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
- Quintero, Jose (2017-03-01). "Six months later, officials confirm vehicle fire started Pilot Fire". vvdailypress.com. Retrieved 2020-08-07.