Summit’s Vegetation Fire
Burned 100 acres south of Big Bear Lake
Sunday August 23rd residents were quickly alarmed that a vegetation fire had been spotted, south of Big Bear Lake.
Immediate air attack focused on the small fire that eventually was named the SUMMIT FIRE, grew into 100 acres, after nightfall.
Monday morning the SUMMIT FIRE was contained to 50%. All reports are that the burning area is in very rough terrain,
making it difficult for ground fire fighting. Look closely in the left photo for the Air Attack Tanker. Photos by Dave Stone
U.S. FOREST SERVICE, San Bernardino, California,
SUMMIT FIRE was reported at 12:25
P.M. Sunday August 23rd and burned 100 acres south of Big Bear Lake
near Snow Summit Mountain Resort in
the San Bernardino National Forest. The fire is now 50 percent contained
and firefighters are challenged by steep rugged terrain, rolling debris, and
numerous standing dead trees. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Mandatory Evacuations are in place in the following areas:
All areas south of Pennsylvania Avenue
between Knickerbocker Road and Jeffries Road, all areas south of Oak Street
between Jeffries Road and Eureka Drive, and all areas south of McWhinney Lane
between Eureka Drive and Thrush Drive.
Voluntary evacuations are now in place for the area south of Brownie Lane, east
of Thrush Drive, north of Switzerland Drive, and west of Summit Boulevard.
An American Red Cross Shelter
has been established at the Convention
Center at Big Bear Lake, 42900 Big Bear Blvd, City of Big Bear Lake.
Small animals may be taken to the San Bernardino County Animal Shelter
(Devore) located at 19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino, for questions call 909-386-9820.
Per Big Bear Valley Unified School District, all schools with the
exception of Fallsvale School are closed today, Monday August 24, for student
and staff safety.
Road Closures: Forest
Roads 2N06 (Radford), 1N54 (Clarks Grade), 2N93 (Wildhorse), and 2N10 (Skyline)
are now closed.
Trails closed include: Towne,
Skyline, Champion Lodgepole Pine, Bluff Mesa, Grandview Point and Seven
Oaks. Group Campgrounds closed include: Deer, Boulder, and Bluff
Resources on scene include:
23 engines, 4 air tankers, 4 helicopters, 1 air attack plane, 11 crews, 6 water
tenders, and 1 dozer for a total of 350 personnel.
Fire management is under Unified Command with San Bernardino
County Sheriff Department and Big Bear Fire Authority.
Fire information is available at:
San Bernardino National Forest Call Center:
(909) 383-5688 inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4563