SR-38 Mile Marker 35, Barton Flats
The familiar Forest Service HOTS
SHOTS seen frequently in the Big Bear Valley,
especially since the LAKE WILD
FIRE started in mid-June.
PHOTO BY Jim Lyon
Cal Fire * US Forest Service
* San Bernardino County
Fire – Big Bear
Monday August 10, 2015
First Alert –
10, 2015, 10:09 AM
MILE MARKER 35 HWY 38, BARTON
MILE MARKER 35 HWY 38 MM35-HIGHWAY 38 - CROSS STREETS:
REPORTED TO BE A TREE ON FIRE
US FOREST SERVICE HAS BEEN REQUESTED TO RESPOND TO THIS INCIDENT
CALFIRE HAS BEEN REQUESTED TO RESPOND TO THIS INCIDENT
UNITS RESPONDING: ME283 ME282 CH2800 BE281 E98 GHC15-2 GHC15-1 CALCOM FEDCOM
(SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY FIRE )
vegetation/tree fire when smoke was first reported at 10:00 A.M., was not thought
to be an unusual report as, burned trees struck by lightning or assumed to be extinguished
previously, can smolder with fire in the trunks for sometimes months. Cautiously, Fire Fighters are on constant watch for the hidden dangers of
the tree fires. Just as dangerous, are the trees that are older and perhaps
dead, that can fall at any time and have been known to seriously injure or
fatally wound Fire Fighters. Such an incident did kill a Fire Fighter in
another wildfire in Northern California. His memorial service is today.
Monday morning Tree Fire was originally thought to be in the perimeter of the LAKE WildFire, which is still at 31,000 acres,
Forest Service HOT SHOTS will keep watch.
that the fire was contained in the area of the tree only, the Fire Fighters
checked that it was not spreading since the immediate attack just after reported
about 10:00 A.M.
A.M. Smoke will be visible all day and probably throughout the week.