TODAY Containment 91%
SUNDAY Morning JUNE 25th
U.S. FOREST SERVICE, San Bernardino, California,
June 25, 2017 ___
Fire Fighters Southern California
Incident Management Team 2 will
be transferring incident command back to the San Bernardino National Forest as
of 6:00 P.M. Saturday with Michael Koontz serving as Incident Commander.
Acreage has been determined to be 1,503 due to more accurate mapping.
Unexpected late afternoon thundershowers Saturday aided firefighting efforts;
containment is now 91% on the fire. The
highest priority is to protect the safety of fire personnel and to protect
human life followed by the protection of private property and structures.
Over 600 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 fire. As containment increases, fire personnel are being
released and made available for other incidents nationwide.
Visible smoke may linger in the High Desert.
For more information on air quality visit the Mojave Desert Air Quality
Management District website: http://www.mdaqmd.ca.gov
Please be aware of fire equipment and personnel on State Route 18. If you
are traveling on State Route 18 between Big Bear City and Lucerne Valley, please reduce speed for public and
firefighter safety. Access to Jacoby Canyon (3N61) is closed from State
Route 18 to Holcomb Valley Road (3N16). Holcomb Valley Road East (3N16) is
closed to Hepburn Mine (3N32) 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.
Given 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.
Quick Fire Facts
Fire Start Date: June 19, 2017
Fire Report Time: 3:05pm
Location: (geographic location) Northeast of Big Bear City, CA
Acres: 1,503 and 91% Contained
Fire Cause: Under Investigation
Firefighters Assigned: 662
Fire Engines: 22
Fire Crews: 18
Water Tenders: 11
Road Status: Van Dusen Canyon Road (3N09) is open
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, CAL
FIRE BDU, National Park Service, California Department of Transportation and
Southern California Edison