CURRENT SITUATION: The "Mart Fire" began around 3:18 PM on June 27, 2017. It is located east of San Bernardino, and north of Highland along Highway 330. The fire is currently 902 acres, with 15 percent containment. There are currently 560 firefighters assigned including: 41 Engines, 5 Water Tenders, 5 Helicopters, 6 Tankers, 2 Air Attacks and 12 Hand-crews. A Type 2 Incident Management Team has been requested to manage this incident.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department has lifted all mandatory evacuations.
ROAD CLOSURES: None.
Highway 330 was reopened at 9:55 PM, on 6/27/17.
Mountain and High Desert residents will see and smell smoke. The Mojave Air Quality Management District issued a Smoke Advisory for the High Desert Area.
CURRENT AREA WEATHER (at 7pm 6/27/17)
Temperature 92 degrees
Relative Humidity 15 percent
Wind Speed 5 MPH from the West, gusting to 7 MPH
A red flag warning is in effect for the area for high winds and low relative humidity. Weather is expected to continue along the same trend for several more days.
For up-to-date information:
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FaceBook: Big Bear Fire Department
Inciweb Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ and view the "Mart Fire"
For Current Air Quality reports check the EPA: AIRNOW.gov
Drones pose a serious risk to firefighting and can cause air operations to cease. When drones interfere with firefighting efforts, a wildfire has the potential to grow larger and cause more damage. A FAA Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in effect and any private aircraft or drone that violates the TFR could face serious criminal charges. Even without a TFR, anyone who hampers firefighting efforts could face charges as well. For more information on drones the public can visit the FAA’s website atwww.KnowBeforeYouFly.org. “If you fly, we can’t!”.