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Holcomb fire north of Big Bear at 200 acres and growing – Orange County Register

BIG BEAR — Firefighters are battling a wildfire that’s spreading rapidly deep in the San Bernardino National Forest north of Big Bear Lake.

More than 200 acres have burned as of 4 p.m., according to the U.S. Forest Service’s official Twitter account.

The fire started near the Holcomb Valley region and has been dubbed the Holcomb fire. It’s burning through heavy timber.

Officials said no structures are in the path of the fire, but they’ve ordered seven airtankers, two medium air-attack helicopters and a helitanker to help with firefighting efforts. Fire officials said they have no containment lines around the fire and evacuations haven’t been ordered yet.

A large column of smoke can be seen rising above the wooded terrain on Snow Summit’s live cameras.

More to come.

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