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.

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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.   

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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

Helicopters: 11

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)

Evacuations: None

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