Thank you to Laura Dyberg, head of the Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council, for her information on the Summit Fire which is burning in U.S. Forest Service property south of Big Bear Lake. The fire was reported at 12;25 p.m.today and it has burned approximately 10 acres. The fire is burning with moderate spread into heavy fuels (large trees, ect.). There are mandatory evacuations for the area from Knickerbocker Road east to Georgia Road and south to Pennsylvania Road.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and it was reported at 12;25 p.m. The fire is burning south of the Snow Summit Ski Resort and it has burned, to this early update, from 20 to 25 acres in brush and timber.
Update: Fire units on scene or those who are supplying help in some way include Cal Fire, Big Bear Fire Department, Running Springs Fire Department, Arrowbear Lake Fire Department and assistance from the California Highway Patrol and the San Bernardino Fire Department.