October 23, 2014
A lightning strike from a summer storm is suspected of sparking a wildfire in the San Bernardino National Forest.
Spokeswoman Kathy Johansson says the fire started at about 12:30
p.m. yesterday and has been charring timber on steep slopes at the
east end of Big Bear Lake -- a reservoir 40 miles northeast of San
The 105-acre fire is 5 percent contained.
No evacuations have been ordered, but a five-mile stretch of Highway 18 is closed.
Johansson says no injuries have been reported and no structures have been burnt.
About 300 firefighters were on the scene along with water-dropping helicopters.
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