The Fawnskin Fire started at 5:26 pm, Saturday near Forest Road 2N71, north of the community of Fawnskin, which is on the north shore of Big Bear Lake.
The cause of the wildfire was an escaped campfire, which started above Forest Road 2N71 in very steep and rocky terrain with heavy fuels consisting of timber and brush. Due to the quick and immediate response and coordination of the U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire, San Bernardino County Fire and other cooperating agencies, the forward progression of the flame front was halted at the ridge.
There was spotting on the north side of the ridge during the night, but the two spot fires were contained.
The fire has been held to 30 acres and containment is now 100%.
Crews will continue constructing and improving handlines, and reducing hotspot within the fire interior.
Firefighters will continue to reduce and mitigating hazard trees and snags.
At no time were any structures, private lands threatened or any evacuation orders in place.
Forest Road 2N71 is closed on the west at Forest Road 3N12 and on the east at Forest Road 2N09 Polique Canyon.
A portion of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) was temporarily rerouted for public safety and now has re-opened.
|Date of Origin||Saturday April 20th, 2013 approx. 05:26 PM|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday April 26th, 2013 approx. 06:00 PM|
heavy timber and brush
A portion of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) was closed temporarily for public safety and has re-opened.
Continue line construction and knockdown the hot spots with the perimeter of the fire.
At the peak of the incident, 189 personnel consisting 13 engines, 6 crews, 2 helicopters, 5 water tenders, 3 air tankers were assinged.
|Wind Conditions||6 mph W|