Category: Current News

Thieves Arrested in Bluecut Fire Evacuation Area

San Bernardino, CA, August 19, 2016 – On Thursday, August 18, at 7:00 a.m. deputies responded to a call of suspicious subjects at a home located within the Bluecut Fire evacuation area. Deputies arrived and made contact with Daniel Mervine, 27, of Jurupa, Natasha Rovinsky, 27, of Diamond Bar, and Trevor Sanchez, 29, of Riverside, who were attempting to leave the residence with a flatbed truck. The suspects told deputies they were picking up property for a friend that lived at the residence. Deputies made contact with the property owner who advised that he did not give anyone permission to take his...

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I-15 Reopens in the Cajon Pass

Update Big Bear, CA, August 18, 2016 –  The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reopened southbound Interstate 15 (I–15) through the Cajon Pass this morning at 10:45 a.m. The #1 lane will remain closed from Oak Hill Road to Kenwood Avenue for Caltrans crews. All ramps will remain closed at Kenwood Avenue, Cleghorn Road, SR 138 and Oak Hill Road Big Bear, CA, August 18, 2016 – Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol  re-opened the Northbound I-15 through the Cajon Pass last evening at approximately 10:15 p.m.  All ramps will remain closed at Kenwood Avenue, Cleghorn Road, SR 138...

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Bluecut Fire – Wednesday Update

Big Bear, CA, August 17, 2016 – The Bluecut Fire started yesterday morning in the Cajon Pass near Kenwood Ave. west of Interstate 15. The Forest Service is in Unified Command with CAL FIRE, San Bernardino County Fire, San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department, and the California Highway Patrol. The fire is currently 30,000 acres with 1309 personnel on scene. 152 engines, 18 crews, 8 air tankers, 2 Very Large Air Tankers (VLATS), and 8 Helicopters, including night flying helicopters. Additional firefighters and equipment have been ordered and will be responding directly to the fire. A National Type 1 Incident Management...

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Bluecut Fire

Update as of 4:52 pm on August 16, 2016: Fire is currently at 6,500 acres. Interstate 15 remains closed, causing heavy traffic on Hwy 247.   Update as of 3:38 pm on August 16, 2016 : Mandatory  evacuations have been ordered for the entire area of Wrightwood. Big Bear Lake, CA, August 16, 2016 – The Bluecut Fire started at about 10:36 am on Tuesday, August 16th in the Cajon Pass near Kenwood Ave. west of Interstate 15. The fire is currently 5,500 acres with no containment. As per Cal Trans Highway 138 has been closed from Interstate 15 to Highway 2, and Hwy 138 to...

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Lane Closures in Fawnskin This Week

Fawnskin, CA, August 15, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation is cleaning drains, reestablishing flow in roadside culverts and grading shoulders this week at two locations on State Route 38 near Fawnskin. On Tuesday, August 16, Caltrans will be cleaning drains and culverts, as well as grading the shoulders near North Shore Landing. On Wednesday, August 17, they will be working near the Discovery Center. One way traffic control will be in effect between 9 am and 3 pm on both days. Anticipate minor delays. Advisory signs have been posted in advance to alert drivers. Caltrans thanks you for your patience as they...

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