CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE | MART FIRE | NEW!

HIGHLAND, CALIFORNIA

Incident Summary

A wildfire sparked at 1525 hours on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from an unknown cause took off like a roman candle and burning every single dry piece of land that stood in its path.

Origination

The fire originated West of 330.  It jumped to the East then the wind and slope carried it up to the North.  At this time, the fire has destroyed 300 acres and is moving a rapid ROS.

Command

Fire Management is in an Unified Command with the USFS, San Bernardino County FD and CAL Fire – San Bernardino Unit.

Resources

An unknown number of personnel are attached to this incident, along with 6 Air Tankers and a minimum of 4 helicopters.  The USFS stated the Night Watch attack aircraft will be joining additional resources in force during the night operational period.

Area residents report seeing a DC10 making drops of phocheck directly on to the wildfire, while others have front-row seats to the BAE146 makes it last drop @ 1830 hours PDT.

The Salvation Army just deployed their canteen unit (around 1945 hours) to help support first responders.

Mill Creek Hot Shots were dispatched from the USFS to help cut fire line.

Smokey Conditions

Lucerne Valley residents are beginning to report smokey conditions are actually seeing it from this fire.

Social Media

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