A wildfire is burning north of Hwy 38 in the Barton Flats area and south of Big Bear (San Bernardino County), California.
The fire was reported at 1330 hours in the afternoon of September 5th by a Forest Service Helicopter (535) while on an air recon flight after a lightning storm passed over the area.
Both the San Bernardino County Fire and National Forests are in Unified Command.
There is a total of 350 fire personnel along with 10 engines, six crews, six water tenders, and one dozer assigned along with fire aviation assets assigned to this incident.
San Bernardino County FD
San Bernardino National Forest (USFS)
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office
Big Bear Fire department
The fire has burned about 450 acres of timber and there is a 0% containment status.
Evacuations are in effect.
Residents in the area between Glass Road and South Fork River Road. Highway 38 is closed from Angelus Oaks to 5.3 miles west of the north junction of Highway 18 in Big Bear.
To receive evacuation notices on your cell phone, please visit the San Bernardino County Fire Telephone Notification System.
- Hwy 38 from Angelus Oaks to 5.3 miles west of the north junction of Hwy 18 (Big Bear)
- A TFR is in effect
- No drones
For local smoke information, visit http://Airnow.gov
(c) 2022 NW Fire Blog – Published 9/6/2022 0845 PT