FIREFIGHTERS GET A HANDLE ON THE “HOLCOMB” FIRE NEAR BIG BEAR

Firefighters working the “Holcomb” fire north and east of Big Bear have gotten a handle on the blaze. Approximately 329 firefighters from multi-agencies remain working to improve containment lines; and for fire suppression repair of roads, dozer and hand constructed fire lines, and complete backhaul of firefighting equipment. Total area

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BIG BEAR AREA HOLCOMB FIRE NOW 35% CONTAINED AT ABOUT 1,500 ACRES

As the Holcomb fire Northeast of Big Bear enters its fifth day, Highway 18 reopened at 6:00 a.m. this morning. Drivers are asked to reduce their speed and be alert for fire personnel and heavy equipment on the road as firefighters continue to work in the area. Now 65 percent

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FIRE CREWS RESPOND TO BRUSH FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

On June 21, at 10:27 am , a fire was reported in the Quail Springs area of Joshua Tree National Park. Fire crews from CAL FIRE, San Bernardino County, BLM and National Park Service responded to a brush fire approximately 100 yards off the road near mile marker #21. The

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BIG BEAR FIRE NOW AT 1,500 ACRES, 10% CONTAINED

Firefighters continue to battle hot temperatures and difficult terrain fighting a 1,540-acre wildfire north of Baldwin Lake in the Big Bear area. Over 1,200 firefighters from multi-agencies are working to contain the fire. The fire is 10% contained. The National Forest Service said fire activity increased mid-day as temperatures again

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BIG BEAR FIRE NOW 1,200 ACRES, 10% CONTAINED

The Holcomb fire near Big Bear Lake burned for a second day, prompting fire officials to briefly evacuate an area northeast of Big Bear Lake. The fire has burned 1,200 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest, and was 10 percent contained last night, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

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THE “HOLCOMB” FIRE BURNING NORTH AND EAST OF BIG BEAR, SOME ROAD CLOSURES

A wildfire raging north of Big Bear Lake has charred nearly 1,000 acres, prompting officials to issue voluntary evacuations and the closure of a mountain highway. The Holcomb fire is spreading rapidly, moving away from the San Bernardino National Forest’s most populated areas. Smoke from the fire has come into

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GARAGE FIRE IN JOHNSON VALLEY EARLY MONDAY MORNING

Firefighters were called to an early morning fire in Johnson Valley today. About 3:45 a.m., Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree firefighters were called to a home on Kickapoo Trail, where they found a garage, attached to a single family home, on fire. Firefighters were able to save most

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SMALL SHED FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Firefighters made quick work of a shed fire in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. Joshua Tree firefighters, assisted by Yucca Valley firefighters, were called to the 60400 block of Latham Trail at 1:39 p.m. The 10×10-foot shed was threatening a house, but firefighters were able to prevent it from spreading, and

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SECOND SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN TWO WEEKS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS PROPERTY

A Twentynine Palms property that had an arson fire two weeks ago had another suspicious fire early this morning. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters from Twentynine Palms, assisted by Wonder Valley and the Combat Center, were called to the 6400 block of Yucca Avenue at 2:25

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HOME SAVED FROM FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY

Firefighters managed to save a house in Yucca Valley Thursday night. About 6:15 p.m., Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Joshua Tree firefighters were called to a home burning near Onaga and Fox Trails. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said the fire started in the rear of the house and

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FIRE IN WHITEWATER LAST NIGHT IS CONTAINED

CalFire and Riverside County Fire Department firefighters contained a Whitewater fire to 26 acres last night. The fire was reported at 4:12 p.m. at Fairview Road and Old Morongo Road, just west of the 62 Highway and north of Interstate 10. By 9:22 p.m., a containment line had been established

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FIRE IN BIG MORONGO PRESERVE YESTERDAY

About 120 firefighters from CalFire, Morongo Valley, and the Bureau of Land Management fought a brush fire that broke out in Big Morongo Canyon Preserve about 12:30 a.m. Monday. As of Tuesday morning, CalFire says the fire, called the Matz Fire, is 16 acres and is 95 percent contained. Two

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SUNDAY FIRE DESTROYS A NORTH JOSHUA TREE HOME

A home in North Joshua Tree is a total loss following an early morning fire Sunday. Firefighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Twentynine Palms were called to the fire in the 64800 block of Broadway at 4:15 a.m. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said the two-story

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FIRE DESTROYS HOME IN NORTH JOSHUA TREE EARLY MONDAY MORNING

A home in North Joshua Tree is a total loss following an early morning fire Sunday. Firefighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Twentynine Palms were called to the fire in the 64800 block of Broadway at 4:15 a.m. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said the two-story

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VACANT HOUSE BURNS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS…AGAIN

A vacant house caught fire in Twentynine Palms Wednesday night. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Bobby Cox, the house in the 6400 block of Yucca Avenue had burned before and was uninhabitable, and all utilities had been turned off. Firefighters from Twentynine Palms, Wonder Valley, Yucca Valley, and the

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FIRE DESTROYS A JOSHUA TREE HOME

A home in the Desert Heights area of Twentynine Palms is a total loss after a fire Tuesday afternoon, and smoke from the fire could be seen for miles. Firefighters from Twentynine Palms, Wonder Valley, the Combat Center, and Joshua Tree were called to the home of Joanie Johnson and

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FIRE AT THE LANDERS COUNTY LANDFILL LAST NIGHT

Firefighters spent Monday evening battling a fire at the county landfill in Landers. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said the call came in about 6 p.m. and Yucca Mesa firefighters arrived at the dump to find refuse about 100 feet by 100 feet on fire. Firefighters called in a

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FIRE DESTROYS MOTORHOME IN NORTH JOSHUA TREE

A malfunctioning propane stove is to blame for a fire that completely destroyed a motorhome in Joshua Tree Wednesday night. According to County Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters from Joshua Tree and Yucca Mesa found the 22-foot motorhome completely involved in flames near Sunflower and Sunkist Roads. Tuttle said the

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FIRE DESTROYS MOTORHOME AND VEHICLE IN WONDER VALLEY

A resident living in his motor home while building a permanent home in Wonder Valley will have to find another place to live following a fire Sunday. According to County Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters were called to the 83600 block of Amboy Road at 1 p.m. where they found

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MOTORHOME FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY THURSDAY NIGHT

A motor home and small sedan are a total loss after a fire in Morongo Valley Thursday night. About 9:30 p.m., Morongo Valley firefighters, with assistance from water tenders from Yucca Mesa and Desert Hot Springs, were called to the 50700 block of Palo Verde Road where they found the

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