Great Bear Fire: Evacuation orders for 1,100 acre Radford Fire downgraded to Warnings

BIG BEAR, Calif. (KABC) — Evacuation orders for a bushfire near Big Bear were downgraded to warnings Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

The fire is estimated to be 1,100 acres with only 2% containment as of Thursday. according to Inciweb.

The Radford Fire was first sighted around 2 p.m. Monday in an area between Snow Summit and Bear Mountain ski areas.

Around 1 p.m., evacuation orders were downgraded to warnings and the freeways reopened to residents only.

“Please exercise caution when returning to your homes and be aware of emergency personnel and equipment still operating in the area,” the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department tweeted.

Officials credit slightly cooler temperatures and slightly higher humidity for aiding firefighting efforts today.

Warnings remain for the following areas:

– Glass Road to South Fork River Road

– Beverly Lane south to 2N10 and 2N08 west to Castle Rock Trail

– Summit Boulevard east to Club View and Evergreen Drive

– Club View Drive east to Angels Camp Road and Vine Avenue south to Lassen Drive

– Summit Boulevard east to McAllister Road, east of Highway 18 and Fox Farm Road south to Evergreen Road

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