Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Wildfire along Pacific Crest Trail surges, forces closures

Smoke billows from the mountainsides in Big Bear as a large brush fire burns on Monday Wildfire along Pacific Crest Trail surges, forces closures
Francis Olson | 21 June, 2017, 15:42

The blaze was first reported as a 10-acre fire that was "growing rapidly" at Holcomb Valley Road and N Shore Drive in the San Bernardino National Forest.

People in the tiny communities of Holcomb and Baldwin Lake have been told they may want to evacuate, but no orders were issued.

Deputies were going door-to-door to give notice. Anyone who violates the temporary flight restriction "faces serious criminal charges", according to the U.S. Forest Service, which notes that drones "pose a serious risk to firefighting and can cause air operations to cease". The fire was burning through chaparral and timber. However, the fire appeared to be burning only trash.

According to the Grizzly, weather is a big factor in the fire fight. "Power (expected) to be fully restored in 24-28 hrs". There are no mandatory evacuations in place.

The DART or Disaster Animal Relocation Team, has been mobilized to help anyone with evacuations in the areas, according to Holly McMillan with the DART Team.

Md. Mom Drives to Atlanta Airport, Leaves Behind Daughter, Goes Missing
Police say the incident happened on June 13 around 10:08 PM outside of the Kazoku Express restaurant (old Arby's location) on N. Anyone with information on her whereabouts has been asked to contact the Atlanta Police Department.

In what was the hottest day of the year so far in the mountains, two firefighters suffered heat-related injuries as the blaze spread across an estimated 850 acres, officials said. The size has not been updated since then. But at that point, she said by phone, folks weren't too anxious.

Power was back on by Tuesday night, but the utility said conditions were still "unstable" because of the fire.

Holcomb Valley Road - also known as 3N16 - remains closed between Highway 18 and Van Dusen Canyon Road - also known as 3N09.

It's not an immediate threat to any structures, but sections of the Pacific Crest Trail and State Route 18 are shut down. The smoke and wind prompted the South Coast Air Quality Management District to issue a smoke advisory, warning of unhealthy air in the eastern San Bernardino Mountains. The helicopters are impacted even more than the air tankers. The DC-10 can carry 12,000 gallons of water or fire retardant, which can be dropped in a matter of seconds.

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