Tag: Crestline

Update on the Pilot Fire

Big Bear, CA, August 8, 2016 – The Pilot Fire started at about 12:10 pm on Sunday, August 7, near the Miller Canyon OHV area off of Highway 138. The Forest Service is in Unified Command with CALFIRE, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, and California Highway Patrol. This morning, the Forest Service used infrared mapping on the fire and updated the acreage to 4,500 acres with 5%containment. Highway 173 is closed between State Route 138 and Arrowhead Lake Road. Hwy 138 is now open between I-15 and Crestline/Hwy 18. Forest roads 2N33, 2N17X, 2N36, and 2N37 are closed. Miller Canyon OHV Area...

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SR 18 Median Project Set To Begin

Big Bear, CA, April, 6, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation plans to begin work on April 11 to install a ‘thrie beam guardrail’ for the State Route 18 Median Project between Sierra Way, at the base of the mountain, and State Route 138, also known as Crestline Cutoff. The project was put into motion when a higher than average number of cross over collisions occurred on this section of the route. Caltrans began working with the communities of Crestline and Lake Arrowhead two years ago regarding the installation of a concrete median barrier. During those discussions it was decided that there would be hydrology...

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New Daylight Headlight Section On SR-18

Crestline, CA, September, 28, 2012, 6am – Caltrans is in the process of installing nine “Daylight Headlight Section” signs at various locations on State Route 18 from Crestline Cutoff to the Big Bear Dam. Caltrans worked in collaboration with the California Highway Patrol to install the new signs, which will enhance safety for mountain drivers who use the two-lane highway. Motorists will benefit from better detection of oncoming vehicles with headlights on during the day. The CHP will have a 30 day grace period while the signs are being installed, but after that, according to CHP Public Information Officer Benjamin Baker, the fine for failure to obey a regulatory sign could be as high as...

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Panorama Fire 70% Contained SR-18 Re-Opened

Crestline, CA, July 10, 2012, UPDATED at 9:20am – Today firefighters will be completing and improving containment lines and mopping up hotspots within the interior of the burn. SR18 has been re-opened, but southbound traffic is reduced to one lane. The fire is 70% contained at 75 acres. The cause of the fire is under investigation, if you have any information please call the San Bernardino City Fire Department at 384-5777. Crestline, CA, July 10, 2012, UPDATED at 7:40am – The Panorama Fire is currently at 75 acres and is now 70% contained. The fire started at 1:54 pm on Monday July 9. It is burning above State Highway 18 in Waterman Canyon near Panorama Point. Highway 18 was closed yesterday, but now it’s open again. Voluntary evacuations have been lifted for residents in Waterman Canyon. There are no reports of any damage to structures. Three firefighters were sent to the hospital and treated for heat exhaustion. The cause of the fire is under investigation. If you have any information please call the San Bernardino City Fire Department at 909-384-5777.    Crestline, CA, July 9, 2012, updated 4:45pm – The Panorama fire has grown to over 75 acres it started in Waterman Canyon above SR 18 at about 2pm this afternoon.  Highway 18 is closed between San Bernardino and Crestline. Bob Poole  of the San Bernardino National Forest informed KBHR that shortly...

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Cal Fire To Place Engines On Mountain Top

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