HOLCOM FIRE – U S Forest Service
U.S. FOREST Service, San
Bernardino, California, June 20, 2017 – Fire Fighters are battling a wildland fire
north of Baldwin Lake in the Big Bear Lake area. There was little growth on the Holcomb Fire
overnight (Tuesday P.M.) as temperatures cooled down and humidity’s rose
slightly. The fire remains at 1200 acres with 10 % contained.
1000 Fire Fighters from the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land
Management, San Bernardino County, CALFIRE,Big Bear Fire Authority and
other local agencies are working to contain the fire.
Incident Management Team 2 is in command of the fire, David Kelly is Incident
Route 18 remains closed between the Mitsubishi
Cement Plant and Delta Avenue
near Baldwin Lake. Several forest roads including Van Duesen Canyon and Holcomb
Valley Road East (3N16) are closed, as well as a section of the popular Pacific
Crest Trail between State Route 18 and Van Duesen Canyon
more information please visit us at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ , call us at
909-383-5688 or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SanBernardinoNF
Quick Fire Facts
Date: June 19, 2017
(geographic location) Northeast of Big Bear City, CA.
and 10% Contained.
Weather: High of 92
Southwest 4 - 8 mph
Fighters Assigned: 1072
Closures: Highway 18 between Delta Ave. and the Mitsubishi plant, Van Duesen
and Holcomb Valley Road East (3N16)
Mountainous and steep
Agencies:, Big Bear City Fire, Bureau of Land Management, San Bernardino
Country Fire, San Bernardino County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol,
California Department of Corrections, CalFire BDU, Cal Trans.