HOLCOM FIRE – U S Forest Service


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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.   There was little growth on the Holcomb Fire overnight (Tuesday P.M.) as temperatures cooled down and humidity’s rose slightly. The fire remains at 1200 acres with 10 % contained.  

Over 1000 Fire Fighters  from the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, San Bernardino County, CALFIRE,Big Bear Fire Authority and other local agencies are working to contain the fire.

Southern California Incident Management Team 2 is in command of the fire, David Kelly is Incident Commander. 

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 (3N16) are closed, as well as a section of the popular Pacific Crest Trail between State Route 18 and Van Duesen Canyon Road (3N09). 

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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: 1200 and 10% Contained.

Fire Cause: Under Investigation

Today’s Weather: High of 92 

Relative Humidity: 10% 

Winds: Southwest 4 - 8 mph

Fire Fighters Assigned: 1072 

Fire Engines: 66 

Fire Crews: 13

Fire Dozers: 6  

Helicopters: 9 

Air Tankers: 4 

Air Attack: 2

Road Closures: Highway 18 between Delta Ave. and the Mitsubishi plant, Van Duesen Canyon (3N09)

and Holcomb Valley Road East (3N16)

Evacuations: None 

Terrain: Mountainous and steep


Cooperating Agencies:, Big Bear City Fire, Bureau of Land Management, San Bernardino Country Fire, San Bernardino County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Corrections, CalFire BDU, Cal Trans.

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