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Incident Overview

The Radford Fire was reported at 1:30 in the afternoon on September 5th by a Forest Service Helicopter while doing lightning reconnaissance.  The fire is located north of Highway 38 in the Barton Flats Area, and has burned north onto the slope near Snow Summit Ski Resort..  A full response of engines and aircraft responded to the fire.  The fire is currently estimated at 990 acres with 2% containment.  
We are aware of issues with our phone line (909-383-5688) where callers are being prompted to enter a pin number, which is occurring when all call takers are actively on the phone.  Please continue to call back to talk to a live person.  


At 5:30 pm the San Bernardino County Sheriff added an evacuation warning for additional areas from Club View to Angels Camp from Vine to Lassen; and for Summit Blvd to McAllister Rd to Hwy 18 between Fox Farm and Evergreen.  Interactive Map of the Closure Orders for detailed information.

At 4:00 pm the San Bernardino County Sheriff added a evacuation area south of Evergreen /South of Moon Ridge between Summit Blvd and Club View Drive.   Please view the Interactive Map of the Closure Orders for detailed information.
At 11:00, the San Bernardino Sheriffs Department issued an evacuation area from Knickerbocker Road west to Castle Rock, and from Pine Knot Road South to the 2N10 road. 

Evacuation orders remain in effect for the area between Glass Road and South Fork River Road along the Hwy 38 corridor.

To receive evacuation notices on your cell phone, please visit the San Bernardino County Fire Telephone Notification System.

Evacuation Center:  The American Red Cross will be opening an evacuation center at the Big Bear High School, 351 Maple Lane, Big Bear, CA.  The center will open at 1:30.  For assistance with animal evacuations, contact SB County Animal Care and Control at 800-472-5609.

Road Closures: Highway 38 is closed from Valley of the Falls Drive east to Lake Williams Drive.  Residents of the mountain communities (Angelus Oaks, Etc.), will be allowed through the closure with proof of residency.

Aviation / Drone Restrictions:The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) and any private aircraft or drone that violates the TFR could face serious criminal charges. For more information on drones the public can visit theFAA’s website at “If you fly, we can’t!”

Smoke:  The Southern California Air Quality Management District has issued smoke advisories for fires in Riverside and San Bernardino National Forest.  Please visit their website at Air Quality Advisories ( 

For local smoke information, you can also visit  

There are currently 44 engines, 10 crews, 8 water tenders, and 2 dozer assigned, along with aircraft. 

Additional Information and Maps will be posted as it becomes available. 

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