Holcomb Fire 10% Contained Tuesday Morning

Holcomb Fire 10% Contained Tuesday Morning

BIG BEAR – The Holcomb fire, which began northeast of Big Bear City has quickly spread to 950 acres and is approximately 10% contained as of Tuesday morning. The fire was first reported at 3:05 p.m. on Monday, June 19, 2017.

There is currently a response of 18 Engines, 9 Water Tenders, 16 Hand-crews, 1 Dozer, 8 Air Tankers, including tanker 911 (VLAT), 1 Lead Plane, 1 Air Attack, 6 Helicopters. The Night-Flying aircraft flew overnight helping firefighters to achieve the 10 percent containment. No structures are threatened and there are still no evacuation orders. Closures remain, with  Highway 18 closed between Delta Avenue north to Mitsubishi Plant Road. Also closed is Van Dusen Canyon Road, 3N16 at 3N09, Holcomb Valley Road East closed at Hwy 18, and 3N69 at Highway 18. Hikers should avoid Pacific Crest Trail at Highway 18 to Van Dusen Road and Doble Trail and Tanglewood Group Campgrounds are also closed.

There have been two heat-related injuries, both reported on Monday. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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  • Holcomb Fire: Big Bear Sheriff‏