The Holcomb Fire in Big Bear quickly scorched 850 acres on Monday June 19, 2017, forcing roads, hiking trails and campgrounds to close. The fire started near Holcomb Valley Road and North Shore Drive during one of the warmest stretches of weather this year in California. Temperatures in the 80s and 90s are possible this week in the mountain resort community east of Los Angeles.
Below, these images capture the towering plume of smoke generated by the Holcomb Fire.
Smoke from a fire northeast of Big Bear could be seen for miles around as firefighters worked in the warmest conditions of the year to stop the Holcomb Fire. Video from Monday June 19, 2017.