The Butler 2 Fire was reported at 1:30 pm on Friday northwest of Big Bear Lake. Several Campgrounds north of Big Bear have been evacuated. No communities are currently threatened or evacuated.
Highway closures--Hwy 18 is closed from Snow Valley Ski Area to Big Bear Dam. Drivers may not access Big Bear from Hwy 18 or from Hwy 330 in San Bernardino, but Hwy 18 is open from Apple Valley (the high desert). Drivers may also access Big Bear via Hwy 38 from I-10 in Redlands.
I get a lot of info real and near real time on southern California fires thanks to a list I'm on. It's the time of year that big fires often happen there. I will be tracking this one.
Manadatory Evacuations called for Fawnskin--The fire is currently about 4000 acres and is burning to the north and east. Mandatory evacuations have been called for the Fawnskin area from the Big Bear Dam to The Discovery Center, north of Hwy 38. An evacuatiion center has been setup at the