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Courtesy of ABC 7 Eye Witness News  

 

STATE ROUTE – 38 CLOSED Due to BRUSH Fire 

Friday, July 6, 2018, discovered before 1:30 P.M. The VALLEY FIRE (Forest Falls Fire), a vegetation wildfire has required immediate response from extended resources. 

 

**EXPANDED CLOSURE** HWY 38 IS CLOSED BETWEEN LAKE WILLIAMS IN BIG BEAR AND BRYANT IN REDLANDS. USE ALTERNATE ROUTES 



REMEMBER: DO NOT FLY DRONES IN THE AREA OF ANY FIRE AS IT CAN GREATLY HAMPER AIR SUPPRESSION EFFORTS AND POTENTIALLY CAUSE LOSS OF PROPERTY OR EVEN LIVES! 



San Bernardino County Fire, US Forest Service, Calfire and additional air attack plus ground crews have responded to the firefighting in the dry, rough terrain between Angeles Oaks and Forest Falls.

 

 

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Mountain Home Village  4:14 PM    07/06/2018   

 


UPDATE:  Friday  5:02 P.M. – According to INCIWEB (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/) the VALLEY Fire has spread to more than 200 acres. 

Friday  4:44 P.M. – Incident Command Center requesting 4 additional Air Tankers and continue with the 2 Tanksers. Strike Team enroute for structure protection.     

Friday  4:01 P.M. - State Route -38 is closed by CALTRANS, from Forest Falls to, 5 miles east of Onyx Summit, advisable that motorists travel an alternate route.     

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LEFTBig Bear Airport General Manager Dustin Leno, watched a black funnel cloud form south of Sugarloaf Mountain.

RIGHT Pamela Heiman captured the similar cloud from Big Bear Boulevard at Pine Knot Avenue.      

The VALLEY FIRE is a vegetation fire that is located at SR-38 between Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls.     

Wildfire Fighting Crews from several resources, with San Bernardino Forest Service acting as the lead PIO (Public Information Official) to release the important/ up-to-date information.  

Calls from Big Bear Valley residents to Big Bear Lake NewsRoom, came in with concerns about heavy smoke moving into southeast Big Bear City/Sugarloaf, then to a black cloud over Big Bear Lake. Cell phones came in handy for several; we received photos in the New Room.   

Edited by E T Russell