Big Bear Valley, CA, July 16, 2010, 11:45am – Residents and motorists may have seen a fire crew helicopter this morning as fire personnel were called to the scene of a small 10’ by 10’ lightening strike fire in the vicinity of Butler Peak. Some smoke was visible early this morning as US Forest Service and County Fire responded to the incident late last night. The fire is in a single tree snag and an area of brush. One water dropping helicopter, a hand crew and single engine were enlisted to the scene. Authorities tell Kbear that at this time the fire is contained and controlled.
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