WildFire in Highland
Route RE-OPENED 9:55 P.M.
U.S. FOREST SERVICE, San Bernardino, California,
June 27, 2017
are battling a wildland fire east of San Bernardino and north of Highland. The fire began shortly after 3:00 P.M., and
quickly grew to over 900 acres.
560 firefighters from the US Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire,
CALFIRE BDU, and several local agencies are working to contain the fire. The
fire caused Hwy 330 between I-210 and Live Oak Drive in Running Springs to be
shut down for several hours. Highway 330
was reopened at 9:55 PM. Mountain residents and visitors
are asked to drive cautiously and expect firefighters and equipment near the
were ordered for approximately 200 residences in the Highland area; east of
Orchard Road, west of Church Street, and north of Highland Avenue, and the
American Red Cross briefly opened an evacuation center at the Highland YMCA
before residents were allowed to return home at 8:15 P.M. No homes or outbuildings were damaged.
cause of the fire remains under investigation.
For more information please visit us at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ , call our Fire
Information Center at 909-383-5688 or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SanBernardinoNF
Start Date: June 27, 2017
Fire Report Time: 3:18pm
Location: (geographic location) East of San Bernardino, CA.
Fire Cause: Under Investigation
Fire Fighters Assigned: 560
Fire Engines: 41 Fire
Fire Dozers: 4
Helicopters: 5 (including 1 night flying)
Air Tankers: 6 including VLAT (DC-10)
Air Attack: 2
Road Closures: None
Weather: Warm, Dry, with moderate winds
Terrain: Mountainous and steep
Cooperating Agencies: San Bernardino Country Fire, San Bernardino County
Sheriff, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Corrections, CALFIRE
BDU, American Red Cross
Initial Fire Breakout Tuesday 3:40 P.M.
Mart Fire (named Mart because of the origin of the wildfire started near the
Walmart store in the Highland vicinity and the popular State Route 330 to State
Route 18 to the San Bernardino Mountain communities of Running Springs, Lake
Arrowhead, Big Bear Lake and others) began around 3:18 P.M. Tuesday June 27th.
fire quickly grew to 902 acres, with 0 percent containment. Within a short-time
500 Fire Fighters with the U.S.Forest Service were assigned to the incident, including:
41 Engines, 5 Water Tenders, 5 Helos, 6 Tankers, 2 Air Attacks and 12
Hand-crews. Fire suppression repair of roads, dozer and hand constructed hand
lines, and back haul of fire hose and related equipment will continue.
A mandatory evacuation was ordered by the San Bernardino County Sheriff of residents near Orchard Road, North of
Highland Avenue and West of Church Street. An evacuation center was set-up at Highland
YMCA at 7793 Central Avenue, Highland, CA 92346. Pets were taken to the Devore
Animal Shelter at 19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino, CA 92407.
Bernardino County Sheriff cancelled the evacuation order late evening and
allowed evacuees to return to their homes.
ROAD CLOSURES – State Route 330 closed from Interstate 210 to Live Oak Drive
near Running Springs. Motorists heading to Lake Arrowhead, Running Springs,
Arrowbear, Green Valley Lake use re-routed to State Route 18 or State Route 38.
Arrowbear, Big Bear and Running Springs residents did see and smell smoke. Residents
of the high desert (Victorville, Hesperia, Apple Valley and Lucerne Valley) were
aware of the smoke column to the south.