Forest Service 3N-07 at 3N-16  Roads

Early Saturday Afternoon


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U.S. FOREST SERVICE in the San Bernardino Forest, north of Big Bear Lake, California a vegetation fire was determined at 1:52 P.M., Saturday, May 4, 2019, located at Forest Roads 3N-07 at 3N-16, near the Pinnacles in Holcomb Valley (a favorite area for outdoor adventurists and off-road enthusiasts, the historical area of gold mining in the late 1800’s).  Immediate response by the Forest Service began with full aircraft attack.    

The original area of the fire was approximately one-half acre and spreading slowly.  Propane tanks in the area were of concern to fire-fighting crews.  Ground units were quick to contain the wildfire, with the assistance of Air Attack 310, Tanker T83, and Tanker T93, dropping retardant and boxing the fire.  The air units were released approximately 3:00 P.M.


The Forest Service released this statement on Twitter - 


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According to the San Bernardino National Forest @SanBernardinoNF   

The fire in Holcomb Valley near the Pinnacles climbing area was ¼ acre and 95% contained.  It spread to the vegetation from a trailer that caught fire for unknown reasons.  Assisting on scene was San Bernardino County Fire Department, Big Bear Fire Department, with two small tankers that dropped retardant.   

THANK YOU ALL Fire Fighters!!