Big Bear, CA, June 9, 2013 – The smoke we are seeing this Sunday afternoon in the Big Bear Valley is from a fire in Morongo Valley, basically between Yucca Valley and Desert Hot Springs. The fire has crept into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area according to the Information Officer with the US Forest Service and this fire poses no threat to Big Bear. The Morongo Valley fire was last measured at 75 acres. Again, there is not a fire in Big Bear but due to winds from the south, drift smoke is blowing into Big Bear from the Morongo Valley fire.
Forest Service Plans Road Reconstruction for Big Bear, Arrowhead Areas; Portions of Holcomb Valley Road May Be Closed Through Spring 2010