1,562 acres / Containment 75%
Holcomb Fire Evening Update
U.S. FOREST Service, San Bernardino, California, June 23, 2017 – Hard work, in Rough Terrain and dangerous obstacles, in Extreme Hot temperatures and continued progress by Fire Fighters helped maintain fire size at 1,562 acres and increased containment
to 75% on the Holcomb Fire.
highest priority is to protect the safety of fire personnel and to protect
human life followed by the protection of private property and structures.
1,100 firefighters from the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, San
Bernardino County, CAL FIRE, Big Bear Fire and other local agencies are working
to contain the Wild Fire. As containment increases, fire personnel are being
released and made available for other incidents nationwide.
cooling trend will continue for overnight hours as well as increased humidity.
Visible smoke may linger in the high desert.
more information on Air Quality, visit the Mojave Desert Air Quality
Management District website: http://www.mdaqmd.ca.gov
Van Dusen Canyon Road
(3N09) is now open.
State Route 18 opened Friday morning at 6:00 A.M. at the Mitsubishi Cement Plant and Delta Avenue near Baldwin Lake. Motorists
Please be aware of fire equipment and personnel on State
Route 18. Travelers in this vicinity, please reduce speed for public and Fire
to Jacoby Canyon (3N61) is closed from State Route 18 to Holcomb Valley Road
(3N16). Holcomb Valley Road East (3N16) is closed to Gold Fever Road (3N05) and
Gold Mountain Road (3N69) remains closed. A
section of the popular Pacific Crest Trail between State Route 18 and Van Dusen
Canyon Road also remains closed.
the critically dry and receptive fuel types, residents and visitors should
continue to be aware of fire conditions and be prepared if changes or new fire
threatens the community.
For more information,
please visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
call us at
909-383-5688 or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SanBernardinoNF.
Fire Start Date: June 19, 2017
Fire Report Time: 3:05pm
Location: (geographic location) Northeast of Big Bear City, CA
Acres: 1,562 and 75% Contained
Fire Cause: Under Investigation
Fire Fighters Assigned:
Fire Engines: 64
Fire Crews: 27
Fire Dozers: 1
Air Tankers: 2
Air Attack: 1
Water Tenders: 27
Road Closures: Jacoby Cyn (3N61), Gold Mountain Road (3N69) and Holcomb Valley
Road East (3N16)
Weather: Cooling overnight temps, increased humidity and light winds
Terrain: Mountainous and steep
Cooperating Agencies: Bureau of Land Management, Big Bear Fire, San Bernardino
Country Fire, San Bernardino County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol,
California Department of Corrections and CAL FIRE BDU
Team: Southern California Incident Management Team 2 with David Kelly, Incident
About the U.S. Forest Service:
The mission of the U.S.
Forest Service , part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the
health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to
meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193
million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private
landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the
world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion
to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands
provide 20 percent of the nation's clean water supply, a value estimated at
$7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in
stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the
U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.