12:30 am Thursday Morning-
Raining/Drizzling Very Foggy in
Back firing occurred in the Santa Ana Wash area.
Area surrounding Rim of the
World High School has calmed.
Cedar Glen and Hook
Creek--This area of Lake Arrowhead suffered significant losses. The fire is
still active in Cedar Glen.
Green Valley Lake--Fire is
currently burning near this community.
Running Springs--the fire is
in Plunge Creek
Twin Peaks--Structures have
been lost near Crestline.
11:00 pm Wednesday- Fire is
10 or so miles from Big Bear. It is still threatening Running Springs and
Lake Arrowhead near the hospital. Strong Gusty Winds will make the battle
8:15 pm Wednesday- Fog is
rolling into the Crestline area. The dampness should help slow the fires
5:45 pm Wednesday- 350 homes
destroyed in the Cedar Glen Area. Mostly around Hook Creek Road, Emerald
Lane and Lakeview. Fire heading North East. Winds may
blow the flames toward Big Bear
4:15 pm, Wednesday-
At least 8 homes burnt in Cedar Pines Park. The water drops helped a lot
and limited the fires growth.
Burned vehicles lie among the ruins of
homes on Saturn Way in Crestline. The scene looks like fallen snow; in this
case, it is ash from the fire. Photo by Lee Reeder.ire' and went on to destroy
over 25 homes in the Skyland area of Crestline. At this time Running Springs is
threatened, and mandatory evacuations are in force. Photo by Lee Reeder.
3:15 pm, Wednesday- Reports
that school in Crestline burned and homes in VOE are burning are false.
2:45 pm, Wednesday- Areas of
Cedar Pines Park are burning actively. Structures on Mozumdar Dr. are
2:15 pm, Wednesday- Lake
Arrowhead- Fire has burned through Cedar Glen and Little Bear Creek and is
wrapping around to the Hospital Area of Lake Arrowhead. Wind is blowing North
East. May blow fires down to the Lucerne / Apple Valley area.
Pines Park is actively burning. They are still dropping.
1:30 pm, Wednesday- Very
active fire drops. Filling from Lake Gregory, a set of 6 helicopters are
carrying water straight to the Cedar Pines Park Area! They are dropping
about one load per 2 minutes. Battling the fire from the air.
The first major flame front tried to jump Highway
330 into the Enchanted Way cul-de-sac in Running Springs at 12:07 p.m. Fire
crews on the highway used their hoses to turn most of the flames to steam. But
for a few minutes, the fiercely burning flames created the likelihood that
glowing embers would trigger spot fires among the homes.
Just before noon,
firefighters began making a stand near the Hesperia Airport.
According to Burbank
city firefighters on the Summit ridge, there are two flanks of the
Old Fire approaching. One is coming from the southeast toward the
airport. Another from the southwest toward the Hesperia neighborhood
near Halinor Street and Cottonwood Avenue.
The firefighters are
making a stand here to keep the fires from merging. Part of the Old
Fire burned down the mountain Tuesday night and early Wednesday and
is edging closer to suburban Hesperia. About every three houses,
there are fire engines parked, backed up, facing the street. This
area overlooks the Summit Valley. One house has already been sprayed
with fire-retardant foam. By mid-morning, residents rushed in and
out of their rural residences in the unincorporated Hesperia area
known as Oak Hill.
11:45 am, Wednesday- Firemen
are backing out of the Cedar Pines Park Area. There are not very many easy
escape routes due to the windy roads. They will have to lose structures in
the area. Most of the reporters are up in the Lake Arrowhead area so there
are no reporters in the area except for Ranger Al.
Questions for Ranger Al are now
Contact us for the latest on the Old Fire Fronts.
11:15 am, Wednesday- Fire is
burning near the south east side of Arrowhead near Hook Creek Road.
Structures have been lost in the area. I will try post any more info I
10:45 am, Wednesday- Ranger Al has traveled
and toured the Cedar Pines Park area. The look for the area is grim.
Fire is coming quickly up Mozumdar Dr and Sawpit Canyon. There are few
Firemen in the area. Homes that are in heavily wooded areas or don't have
easy escape routes will probably not be protected. Major loss of homes are
expected in the Cedar Pines Park Area.
Valley of Enchantment is safe for now.
Crestline and Lake Gregory areas are not in any immediate danger.
8:30am, Wednesday- The fire is on the North
side of Crestline now so the first time Smoke is visible in the Main Crestline
area as it is being blown over the hill from the fire burning on the backside of
the mountain. The main areas of Crestline are still safe for the time being. The
hill between Silverwood and Cedar Pines Park is burning up near the old Mozumdar temple.
South end of Hesperia is being evacuated. As the
fire tears through the Summit Valley and Lake Silverwood area.
Fire has reached Running Strings on the Eastern
Front. Still attempting to keep the fire on the South side of Hwy 18.