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.   Reported shortly after 3:00 P.M. Monday June 19th, the Holcomb Fire grew quickly, and by early Tuesday morning had charred 950 acres, and was 10 % contained. More than 450 Fire Fighters from the U.S. Forest Service, San Bernardino County, CALFIRE, Big Bear Fire Authority and local agencies are working to contain the fire, and Southern California Incident Management Team 2 has taken command of the Holcomb fire. 


No homes or businesses are being threatened, however State 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 are closed, as well as a section of the popular Pacific Crest Trail between State Route 18 and Van Duesen Canyon Road. 

Two minor heat related injuries were reported during the initial attack phase of the firefight. 

Two minor heat related injuries were reported during the initial attack phase of the firefight.

For 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  

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Setting up the Incident Command Center at Big Bear High School  

Quick Fire Facts 

Fire Start Date: June 19, 2017

Fire Report Time: 3:05pm

Location: (geographic location) Northeast of Big Bear City, CA.

Acres: 950 and 10% Contained.

Fire Cause: Under Investigation

Fire Fighters Assigned: 450

Fire Engines: 18

Fire Crews: 16

Fire Dozers: 1

Helicopters: 8

Air Tankers: 6 including VLAT

Air Attack: 2

Road Closures: Highway 18 between Delta Ave. and the Mitsubishi plant, Van Duesen Canyon and Holcomb Valley Road East

Evacuations: None

Weather: Near record high temps, low humidity and light winds

Terrain: Mountainous and steep

Cooperating Agencies:, Big Bear City Fire, San Bernardino Country Fire, San Bernardino County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Corrections, CalFire BDU