Response to Vegetation Fire
At 12:13 P.M. Saturday,
June 20, 2018 - A Vegetation Wildfire was reported to be at State Route 330 Old
City Creek (Fredalba). First
report of fire 1 acre, pushing uphill.
Tacs, Air and Ground Crews responded immediately. Additional units responding: Calcom, Running
Springs Fire Dept, U.S. Forest Service.
CREEK Fire at 12:34 P.M. the Forest
Service reports the Shooting Range Fire is approximately at 1 acre, running
uphill; a 2nd alarm for more resources is enroute with Aircraft.
At 12:41 P.M. has increased to 3
acres, right flank is making a hard push up canyon; 4 additional crews
responding. Forest Service is starting a 2nd alarm dispatch mainly
due to extended ETA (estimated time of arrival) to the scene.
At 12:53 P.M. th new CREEK Fire is
burning up against the Dollar Fire (August 2016) ,that burned 50 acres.
San Bernardino County Fire updates the burning area is 10 acres, with rapid
rate 0f spread. Six additional aircraft are requested, as well as, additional ground
At 1:23 P.M. Big Bear Fire
Department Water Tender #281 responding to request for more water tenders.
CHP could close State Route
330 at anytime to allow firefighting apparatus to respond. Wise for motorists
to avoid the area if possible; use alternate routes.
2:41 P.M. Running Springs Fire Department update: CREEK FIRE has spread to 50
acres with 5% containment.
Command Center beginning to release ground units. Continuing to work hot spots
with Helicopters & Air Tankers.
THANK YOU FIRE
Editor E T Russell
Info from Big Bear
East of State Route 330