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SAN BERNARDINO, California, June 20, 2017 – Firefighters are battling a wildland fire north of Baldwin Lake in the Big Bear Lake area. Reported shortly after 3PM Monday, the Holcomb Fire grew quickly, and by early Tuesday morning had charred 950 acres, and was 10 % contained.
Over 450 firefighters from the US 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 fire.
No homes or businesses are being threatened, however Highway 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 Highway 18 and Van Duesen Canyon Road.
Two minor heat related injuries were reported during the initial attack phase of the firefight.
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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: 950 and 10% Contained.
Fire Cause: Under Investigation
Fire Fighters Assigned: 450
Fire Engines: 18
Fire Crews: 16
Fire Dozers: 1
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
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, Cal Fire BDU