Tag: Momyer Fire

Momyer Fire Update: 90% Contained as of May 16th

Big Bear, Ca, May 16, 2011, 12:00pm – The Momyer Fire, that started the morning of May 8th, is currently at 90% containment with full containment expected on May 17th.  The fire, which burned near the Forest Falls area in very rocky steep terrain, has burned a total of 150 acres.  According to the San Bernardino National Forest, firefighters and air tankers made “excellent progress improving, holding and performing mop-up procedures on containment lines throughout the fire perimeter.”  100% containment of the fire is expected to be reached tomorrow and, after containment, aircraft will patrol the fire area for at least one week to detect any areas of residual heat. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30732.mp3|titles=Momyer Fire Last...

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Update on Momyer Fire: 50% Contained

 Big Bear, Ca, May 11, 2011, 1:00pm –This is n update regarding the Momyer Fire, which began on May 8th at approximately 10:30 a.m. The fire is currently burning in the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area in steep, rugged terrain in a north/north east direction, west of Alger Creek and north of the Momyer Trail, and is currently 50% contained. Yesterday, cloudy conditions grounded the aircraft for a second day and made it difficult for firefighters to see the perimeter of the fire. According to San Bernardino National Forest personnel, clearer skies today will allow helicopter use to provide water drops, crew transport, and reconnaissance of the fire perimeter. Firefighters will continue to construct a line around the fire and gain access to spot fires to the east. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30715.mp3|titles=5/11 Momyer fire...

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Momyer Fire Near Forest Falls Partially Contained

Forest Falls, CA, May 10, 2011, 9:00am – The vegetation fire near Forest Falls is now 40% contained after burning roughly 150 acres. The Momyer Fire was reported at about 10:45am Sunday, May 8, and is located a few miles north of the Forest Falls area in steep terrain west of Alger Creek and north of Momyer Trail. It has not threatened any homes. U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Pam Bierce said an estimated 147 firefighters are expected to fight the blaze. There is no estimate on when the fire will be fully contained and Bierce says “The concern is that it will heat up and the fire can get reestablished quickly.” The fire is burning in thick, dry vegetation that hasn’t burned in at least 50 years. Some trails and roads have been temporarily closed in the area. Traffic on Highway 38 is not being affected. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The incident is accessible by foot only because of the terrain. Aerial support has been assisting ground crews, weather permitting. No firefighters have been...

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