1,562 acres / Containment 75%


Holcomb Fire Evening Update

Friday Day #5 


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U.S. FOREST Service, San Bernardino, California, June 23, 2017Hard work, in Rough Terrain and dangerous obstacles, in Extreme Hot temperatures and continued progress by Fire Fighters helped maintain fire size at 1,562 acres and increased containment to 75% on the Holcomb 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 1,100 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 Wild Fire. As containment increases, fire personnel are being released and made available for other incidents nationwide.

A cooling trend will continue for overnight hours as well as increased humidity. 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

Van Dusen Canyon Road (3N09) is now open. State Route 18 opened Friday morning at 6:00 A.M. at the Mitsubishi Cement Plant and Delta Avenue near Baldwin Lake. Motorists Please be aware of fire equipment and personnel on State Route 18. Travelers in this vicinity, please reduce speed for public and Fire Fighter’s 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 Gold Fever Road (3N05) 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/

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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: 1,562 and 75% Contained

Fire Cause: Under Investigation

Fire Fighters Assigned: 1,163

Fire Engines: 64

Fire Crews: 27

Fire Dozers: 1

Helicopters: 1

Air Tankers: 2

Air Attack: 1

Water Tenders: 27

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, California Department of Corrections and CAL FIRE BDU

Team: Southern California Incident Management Team 2 with David Kelly, Incident Commander

About the U.S. Forest Service:

The mission of the U.S. Forest Service , part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation's clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.