Voluntary evacuations ordered as 850-acre wildfire burns in Big Bear

The fire began just after 3:00 pm, on June 19, 2017, in the Holcomb Valley area, northeast of Big Bear.

The Holcomb Fire has burned about 200 acres so far.

Campgrounds, a local dump and a nearby lake were under evacuation, according to the San Bernardino County sheriff’s office, but the Los Angeles Times reported the fire was not posing a threat to homes in the area.

The weather in Big Bear is 85 degrees Monday afternoon with 10% relative humidity. It’s burning through heavy timber, tall grass and chaparral, fire officials said.

Seven air tankers are responding to the Holcomb Fire along with six helicopters to offer air support. There are no containment lines around the fire yet. The Baldwin Lake community is just south of there.

The Pacific Crest hiking trail (PCT) at Hwy 18 to Van Dusen Road is also closed. Doble Trail and Tanglewood Group campgrounds were both closed.

Holcomb Valley Road – also known as 3N16 – is closed between Highway 18 and Van Dusen Canyon Road – also known as 3N09.

A large column of smoke can be seen rising above the wooded terrain on Snow Summit live camera’s.

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