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Firefighters Making Excellent Progress on Big Bear Area Delamar Fire

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October 04, 2016 02:01AM
SAN BERNARDINO, California, October 3, 2016 – 6:00 pm Update. Firefighters worked overnight and throughout today to suppress the 15 acre Delamar Fire north of Big Bear Lake. Reported shortly after 8:40 p.m. Sunday evening, the Delamar Fire was visible to residents and visitors in the Big Bear Lake area. Firefighters responded to Delamar Mountain north of Fawnskin, CA and were able to stop the fire’s growth by daybreak.

Night flight aircraft were used in conjunction with fire engines and hand crews to limit the fire to 15 acres. By 8 a.m. Monday, the fire was 50% contained. There were no immediate threats to private property. Highway closures and evacuations were not necessary. At the peak, over 220 firefighters from the US Forest Service, San Bernardino County, Bear Lake Fire Authority and CALFIRE were assigned to the fire.

Forest roads in the immediate fire area have been closed to provide safe access for firefighting equipment. The Cougar Crest Trail is closed, as well as the Pacific Crest Trail between Forest Roads 3N14 and 3N09.

For more information on the Delamar Fire please visit: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5051/ or call the San Bernardino Fire Information Line at 909-383-5688.

Quick Fire Facts
Fire Start Date: October 2, 2016
Fire Report Time: 8:41 PM
Location: 1 mile North of Fawnskin, CA in the San Bernardino Mountains
Acres: 15

Containment: 87%
Fire Cause: Under Investigation
Fire Fighters Assigned: 221
Fire Engines: 20
Fire Crews: 6
Helicopters: 3
Road Closures: 2N09 (Polique Canyon Road) to 3N16; 3N16 at 3N07 to 3N14 (Big Pine Flats CG); 3N08 west to 3N16 and 3N12 to 3N16
Evacuations: None
Terrain: Rugged and mountainous
Cooperating Agencies: San Bernardino County Fire, Bear Lake Fire Authority, CALFIRE - San Bernardino Unit

Fire managers plan to open the closed roads as soon as it is determined they are safe for normal travel.

The US Forest Service would like to remind people that while autumn brings shorter days and cooler weather, fire conditions remain critical throughout the fall and early winter months. Campfire restrictions remain in effect on the San Bernardino National Forest.

Firefighters Making Excellent Progress on Big Bear Area Delamar Fire

Rick1283October 04, 2016 02:01AM

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Rick1078October 05, 2016 12:03AM

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