SoCal wildfire near Big Bear spreads to 950 acres; voluntary evacuations remain

BIG BEAR, Calif. -- As the wildfire near Big Bear in Southern California continues on its second day, its burn area has increased amid hot and dry conditions on Tuesday.

As of Tuesday morning, the blaze in the Holcomb Valley area had charred 950 acres and is 10 percent contained. Though the acreage has increased, the flames appeared to die down overnight.

The fire is moving in the northeast direction, according to the Big Bear Fire Department.

There are voluntary evacuations in place for homes around the Big Bear transfer station, also known as "the dump," and Baldwin Lake, San Bernardino County sheriff's officials said.

There are no mandatory evacuations in place.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory for portions of the eastern San Bernardino Mountains.

The blaze broke out around 3 p.m. Monday as a 10-acre fire before growing at a rapid pace. The cause of the fire was unknown.
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