Published at 5:41 AM PDT on Jun 20, 2017 | Updated at 10:03 AM PDT on Jun 20, 2017
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.