- Incident Name: Delamar, north of Big Bear Lake
- State: CA
- Lead Agency: BDF
- Size (acres): 15
- Percent Contained: 90%
- Estimate of Containment: October5, 2016
- Personnel: 32
- Structures Destroyed: 0
October 4, 2016 at 7:59 AM
Reported shortly after 8:40 p.m. Sunday evening, the Delamar Fire was visible to residents and visitors in the Big Bear Lake area. Firefighters responded to Delamar Mountain north of Fawnskin, CA and were able to stop the fire’s growth by daybreak.
Night flight aircraft were used in conjunction with fire engines and hand crews to limit the fire to 15 acres. By 8 a.m. Monday, the fire was 50% contained. There were no immediate threats to private property. Highway closures and evacuations were not necessary. At the peak, over 220 firefighters from the US Forest Service, San Bernardino County, Bear Lake Fire Authority and CALFIRE were assigned to the fire.
Forest roads in the immediate fire area have been closed to provide safe access for firefighting equipment. The Cougar Crest Trail is closed, as well as the Pacific Crest Trail between Forest Roads 3N14 and 3N09.
Fire managers plan to open the closed roads as soon as it is determined they are safe for normal travel.
The US Forest Service would like to remind people that while autumn brings shorter days and cooler weather, fire conditions remain critical throughout the fall and early winter months. Campfire restrictions remain in effect on the San Bernardino National Forest.
October 3, 2016 at 7:48 AM
Firefighters are working a wildland fire on Delamar Mountain north of Big Bear Lake and the community of Fawnskin. The fire is visible from the Big Bear Valley. The fire is currently estimated at 15 acres, and is 50% contained.
USDA Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire and CALFIRE – San Bernardino Unit have firefighters and equipment on-scene. Forest Service Night AirAttack and Night Helicopters worked the fire overnight, and will be reinforced with additional aircraft this morning.
There are no immediate threat to the community, no highway closures or evacuations.
For public safety reasons, the Pacific Crest Trail will be closed on Monday October 3rd between Forest Roads 3N14 and 2N09.
Current weather conditions in Fawnskin, CA: 37 degrees with 38% relative Humidity. Winds are light at 5 mph from the South-Southwest gusting to 11 mph. Real-time weather conditions are available from theFawnskin Remote Area Weather Station.