PILOT FIRE STATUS UPDATE as of 8/15/2016 - 8:40 AM
No Threat to Big Bear at this Time
At about 12:10 pm on Sunday, August 7, 2016, a vegetation fire was reported near the Miller Canyon OHV area off of Highway 138 and has been named the Pilot Fire. There are currently 691 fire personnel assigned to this fire.
The fire is currently 8110 acres and 100% contained. This will be the final update.
ROAD CLOSURE: Hwy 173 will be closed between Grass Valley Road and Rock Camp. Forest roads 2N33,2N34,2N34A,2N17X and 2N37 remain closed. Miller canyon OHV remains closed.
TRAIL CLOSURE:. Pacific Crest Trail is closed from the Deep Creek Hot Springs (3W02) to Silverwood Lake Recreation Area and the Pinnacles Trail (3W16), Metate (3W15), Toll Road (3W14 OHV), and Tunnel 2 (3W19).
SMOKE ADVISORIES: Smoke impacts to surrounding communities are greatly reduced. For more information on current Air Quality contact SCAQMN or MDAQMD.
Big Bear Fire Chief Willis wants to assure concerned citizens, “Though smoke is visible from this fire, the threat to Big Bear is low at this time.”
The USFS Public Information line is (909) 383-5688
For current updated information on this fire follow http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4932/
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