CURRENT SITUATION: 6/29/2017 18:00 The "Mart Fire" began around 3:18 PM on June 27th. It is located east of San Bernardino, and north of Highland along Highway 330. The fire is currently 670 acres, with 60 percent containment. There are currently 125 firefighters assigned including: 3 Hand crews, 10 Engines.

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The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department has lifted all mandatory evacuations.

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 90 degrees
Relative Humidity 19 percent
Wind Speed 7 MPH from the West, gusting to 14 MPH 

Warm, dry and breezy conditions will begin to transition to more seasonal temp tomorrow.

Demobilization of resources will begin tomorrow.

For up-to-date information:

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     Inciweb Website: and view the "Mart Fire"

     For Current Air Quality reports check the EPA:

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 “If you fly, we can’t!”.

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Big Bear Fire Department
41090 Big Bear Blvd.
PO Box 2830
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-7566 
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Friday 8-4
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