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Sunday, August 23, 2015

CA-BDF Summit Fire, CA-BDF-10399, Snow Summit in Big Bear City

Summit Fire, CA-BDF-10399, San Bernardino County, FRA

Snow Summit in Big Bear City

 orders for San Bernardino County  have been lifted 
 orders for San Bernardino County  have been lifted 
Summit Fire Evacuations: Mandatory evacuations for the Summit Fire in Big Bear City . The affected areas are: 
Knickerbocker Rd. and Pennsylvania, south and east to Mcwhinney Thursh Dr. 
Evacuation center for residents is at the Big bear Convention Center 
42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear 

Summit Fire Updates: 
08/24/2015 0715: 100 acres, 30% contained
Threat to recreational infrastructure and Snow Summit.
Summit Fire in Big Bear City results in mandatory evacuations.

Mandatory evacuations for the following areas will remain in effect throughout the night:
Pennsylvania south between Knickerbocker Rd. and Jeffries/ All areas south of Oak between Jeffries and Eureka/ All areas south of McWhinney between Eureka annd Thrush Dr.

Voluntary evacuations are in effect for the following areas:
All areas north of Switzerland and south of Brownie/ Areas east of Thrush Dr. and west of Summit. 

08/23/2015 1345: Per AA 75 acres, "still within the box",

08/23/2015 1345: 30 acres, Per AA 25-30 Moderate to RROS. Structure threat in less than an hour. Potential for 250+

08/23/2015 1330: 10 acres, RROS spread to the east toward Snow Summit. ECC just advised AA they are UTF on 2 AT's and a VLAT at this time
IC requesting 2 county crews for immediate structure defense in the area of Knight and Pennsylvania.
MVU just sent both AT's off Ramona enroute to the fire. T-70 and T-71

Start time: 1225 hours
Location: 2N08 / Pine Knot
2 to 3 acres with potential to 10. 0% contained, moderate rate of spread with Spotting ahead of the fire.
Structure threats: Not currently
ROS: Moderate to rapid
ROC: Spotting 1/4 miles out, at least 10 spots per AA
IA WX: 84°, 19% humidity, wind NNW @4 mph

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