News Update!!: Big Bear, CA: Latest information regarding the “Summit Fire”.

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News Update!!: Big Bear, CA: Latest information regarding the “Summit Fire”.

**** As of 9:30pm PT on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015: ****

– The “Summit Fire” has burned at least 100 acres and is 50% percent contained.

The wildfire is burning on steep rugged terrain in heavy timber.

The cause of the wildfire is under investigation.

** All Evacuation Orders: **

All evacuation orders were lifted at 2:00pm PT on Monday, August 24th, 2015.

** School Closures: **

For the Per Big Bear Valley Unified School District, all schools will be open and back in session starting Wednesday, August 26th, 2015.

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 and Tony Shin ‏(Twitter Username: @TonyNBCLA): **

** Group Campgrounds Closures: **

Group Campgrounds closures includes Deer, Boulder, and Bluff Mesa.

** Road and Trail Closures: **

Road closures includes Forest Roads 2N06 (Radford), 1N54 (Clarks Grade), 2N93 (Wildhorse), and 2N10 (Skyline) are closed.

Trails closures includes Towne, Skyline, Champion Lodgepole Pine, Bluff Mesa, Grandview Point and Seven Oaks.

** Personnel and Equipment: **

Over 341 fire department personnel are battling the wildfire.

Resources battling the wildfire includes 24 engines, 5 crews, 3 helicopters, and 6 water tenders.

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** Picture of map from United States Department of Agriculture and the San Bernardino National Forest: **

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** Pictures from United States Forest Service and the San Bernardino National Forest: **

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**** As of 8:40am PT on Monday, August 24th, 2015: ****

– The “Summit Fire” has burned at least 100 acres and is 50% percent contained.

The wildfire is burning in timber.

The cause of the wildfire is under investigation.

** Mandatory Evacuation Orders: **

All areas south of Pennsylvania Avenue between Knickerbocker Road and Jeffries Road, all areas south of Oak Street between Jeffries Road and Eureka Drive, and all areas south of McWhinney Lane between Eureka Drive and Thrush Drive.

** Voluntary Evacuation Orders:

Area south of Brownie Lane, east of Thrush Drive, north of Switzerland Drive, and west of Summit Blvd.

** Evacuation Shelters: **

The American Red Cross has set up an evacuation shelter at the Big Bear Convention Center located at 42900 Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear Lake, California.

Small animals may be taken to the San Bernardino County Animal Shelter located at 19777 Shelter Way in San Bernardino, California. For more information, please contact the San Bernardino County Animal Shelter is: 1 (909) 386-9820.

** School Closures: **

Per Big Bear Valley Unified School District, all schools with the exception of Fallsvale School will be closed on Monday, August 24th, 2015 for student and staff safety.

** Road Closures: **

Forest Roads 2N06 (Radford), 1N54 (Clarks Grade), 2N93 (Wildhorse), and 2N10 (Skyline) are closed.

Trails that are closed include Towne, Skyline, Champion Lodgepole Pine, Bluff Mesa, Grandview Point and Seven Oaks.

Group Campgrounds that are closed include Deer, Boulder, and Bluff Mesa.

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

** Personnel and Equipment: **

Over 350 firefighters are battling the wildfire in steep rugged terrain, rolling debris, and numerous standing dead trees.

Resources battling the wildfire includes 23 engines, 4 air tankers, 4 helicopters, 1 air attack plane, 11 crews, 6 water tenders, and a bulldozer.

Fire management is under Unified Command with San Bernardino County Sheriff Department and Big Bear Fire Authority.

** Weather Concerns: **

Possibility of thunderstorms on Monday, August 24th, 2015.

** Weather Conditions from the National Weather Service: **

Monday:

Mostly sunny, high near 80*F.

West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night:

Mostly cloudy, low around 62*F.

West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after 12:00am PT.

Tuesday:

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 11:00am PT.

Partly sunny, high near 73*F.

Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday Night:

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11:00pm PT.

Mostly cloudy, low around 61*F.

Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the evening.

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**** As of 11:00pm PT on Sunday, August 23rd, 2015: ****

– A wildfire erupted on Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 near Snow Summit Ski Resort in Big Bear, California.

The wildfire named the “Summit Fire” has burned at least 100 acres and is 30 percent contained.

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** Picture from Bens Weather (Twitter Username: @bensweather): **

The wildfire named the “Summit Fire” started at 12:25pm PT near Pine Knot Avenue and Knickerbocker Road, and has prompted mandatory evacuations and road closures.

Mandatory evacuations were ordered for residents in the area from Knickerbocker Road east to Georgia Road and south of Pennsylvania Road to the forest boundary and east to McWhinney Lane and Thrush Drive.

At least 400 homes are being threatened by the blaze.

Voluntary evacuations were ordered for the area south of Brownie Lane, east of Thrush Drive, north of Switzerland Drive and west of Summit Boulevard.

Parents were notified that all of the schools within the Bear Valley Unified School District, except for Fallsvale Elementary School, will be closed on Monday, August 24th, 2015.

An American Red Cross evacuation center was set up at Big Bear Convention Center located at 42900 Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear, California.

A shelter for small animals was set up at the San Bernardino County Animal Shelter located at 19777 Shelter Way in San Bernardino, California.

Closures to roads includes Radford Road, Clarks Grade Road, Wildhorse Lane, and Skyline Drive.

Over 400 firefighters are battling the wildfire in steep and rugged terrain in the mountainous area.

Resources battling the wildfire includes 12 engines, 5 crews, 4 air tankers, 4 helicopters, 2 water tenders, and a bulldozer.

According to the United States Forest Service, no structures have burned and there has been no reports of any injuries.

The cause of the wildfire remains under investigation.

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