Tag: Fire

CAL Fire Reaching Containment on Mill Fire

Yucaipa, CA, June 28, 2013 – As of 7pm, CAL Fire has reached 5% containment on the Mill Fire that has grown to 350 acres.  Additional hand crews have been ordered for tonight to work on the fire line and excellent progress is being made by fire personnel.  The fire still remains as no threat to the Big Bear...

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Mill Fire Update and Highway 38 Re-Opens with Detour

Yucaipa, CA, June 28, 2013 – Cal Fire, the agency assigned to the Mill Fire, is reporting the fire to be remaining at 200 plus acres with no containment.  An evacuation was ordered earlier this afternoon for north of Carter and west of Bryant in the areas of Mentone and Yucaipa.  One house was partially damaged due to the fire.  Highway 38 has re-opened in both directions with a detour at Bryant off of Highway 38 at the Mill Creek Ranger Station through Oak Glen.  The Mill Fire was reported just after 2pm this afternoon and is no threat to the Big Bear...

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Highway 38 Closed But Campgrounds Remain Open in Angeles Oakes

Mentone, CA, June 28, 2013 – According to the CHP, Highway 38 is closed in both directions due to the Mill Fire.  The downbound traffic closure begins at Lake Williams with the exception of campers heading to Angeles Oakes and Seven Oakes campgrounds, which remain open.  The campgrounds are only accessible from Big Bear.  Highway 38 is closed in Mentone to upbound traffic due to this fire.  The Mill Fire was reported at 2:09pm this afternoon and is currently at just over 200 acres burning south of the Mill Creek Ranger Station.  Some structures have been lost and evacuations are in effect there.  We are told the Mill Fire is no threat to Big Bear but smoke is visible in the...

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Smoke Covers Big Bear Valley From Hathaway Fire

Morongo Indian Reservation, CA Sunday June 9, 2013 4:45 pm – The Hathaway Fire, which was reported minutes before noon today, has now burnt approximately 1300 acres and is still growing. The fire apparently started on the Morongo Indian Reservation and quickly spread, due to high winds, into the San Gorgonio Wilderness area.  The fire is currently moving north to an area known as Raywood Flats.  According to the Forest Service they have no containment figures at this time. The fire is burning through an area of mixed Chaparral and Timber in the southernmost area of the San Gorgonio wilderness area.  Hand crews and air support are being used because of the remote nature and roadless landscape which is best described as steep and rocky.  250 firefighters are on hand with more personnel expected to arrive overnight.  Helicopters and fixed wing air support continue to work the fire.  According to Bob Poole of the US Forest Service, there is no threat to Big Bear.  He went on to say that the Hathaway Fire is currently burning approximately 25 miles south of the Big Bear Valley and, as such, the threat of flying embers igniting a fire near Big Bear is very remote.  The cause of the fire is under...

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Hathaway Canyon Fire Smoke and Ash Drifting into Big Bear

Big Bear, CA, June 9, 2013 – Smoke visible in Big Bear is from the Hathaway Fire burning north of Banning in Hathaway Canyon which started just before noon today.  According to the US Forest Service Information Officer, the fire is not a threat to the Big Bear Valley.  We are experiencing smoke and ash throughout the Valley due to the wind direction but there is not a fire in Big...

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