Wildfire burns 1,200 acres near Big Bear

U.S. Forest Service calling it the "Holcomb Fire"
Wildfire burns 1,200 acres near Big Bear
Posted at 4:59 PM, Jun 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-21 16:20:50-04

BIG BEAR, Calif. (KGTV) - A wildfire continued raging for the second day near Big Bear, now scorching 1,200 acres.

The fire in the Holcomb Valley area was 10 percent contained Tuesday, according to Big Bear Fire Department, and has prompted road closures and mandatory evacuations for nearby homes. No structural damage has been reported.

BBFD said the blaze began Monday just after 3 p.m. and has been moving north/northeast. It currently poses a "moderate" threat to Big Bear.

Calrsbad Fire Department have sent crews to help fight the blaze. CFD posted a photo on Instagram of a tanker flying over the fire.

The following closures have been announced:

  • Highway 18 from Delta Avenue north to Mitsubishi Plant Road
  • Holcomb Valley Road East closed at Hwy 18
  • Van Dusen Canyon Road
  • 3N16 at 3N09
  • 3N69 at Hwy 18
  • The Pacific Crest Trail is closed west of Highway 18, to Van Dusen Road, in the fire area.
  • Doble Trail Campground
  • Tanglewood Group Campground

Multiple emergency agencies are on scene battling the fire, and additional resources have been arriving throughout Tuesday to contain the fire's spread.

To follow the updates on the Holcomb Fire, visit Inciweb