VEGETATION FIRE NEAR BLUFF LAKE IN BIG BEAR STOPPED IN 60 MINUTES!
SCM ALERT🚨, Sun Aug 18 2019, 02:55PM

VEGETATION FIRE NEAR BLUFF LAKE IN BIG BEAR STOPPED IN 60 MINUTES!
"BLUFF INCIDENT"
Sunday, August 18

Big Bear Lake Patrol reported smoke south west of Big Bear Lake at 12:10PM. A full multi-agency response was then dispatched which included County Fire, Big Bear City Fire, Forest Service and Calfire units. Additionally a full aircraft response was ordered up which included several air tankers and helicopters. At 1:10PM Bluff IC reported that the fire had been surrounded by hose lay and that spread had been stopped at 1/4 of an acre. Aircraft were on scene within 15 minutes of being dispatched with a full compliment of aircraft overhead within 25 minutes.

Sunday, August 18th
12:10pm Big Bear Lake Patrol Calls in the Smoke
12:15pm Multi-agency dispatch goes out including aircraft
12:25pm First Aircraft arrives on the fire (Helicopter 534) - Size up 1/4 Acre with Slow rate of spread
12:40pm First ground units arrive on scene (USFS). Fire estimated to be 1/2 Acre. Established "Bluff IC".
12:50pm Bluff IC has a hose lay around the fire.
01:14pm Bluff IC has a wet line around the fire - spread stopped - estimtated 1/4 acre burnt.
01:30pm Fire is under investigation by the USFS.

Some Photos Taken from SCM reporters and web cams:















Re: VEGETATION FIRE NEAR BLUFF LAKE IN BIG BEAR STOPPED IN 60 MINUTES!
SCM ALERT🚨, Sun Aug 18 2019, 02:58PM

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