More progress was made over the weekend by firefighters working to contain the Holcomb wildfire burning northeast of Big Bear Lake for the past week. The fire has burned 1503 acres and is 91 percent contained, as KVCR's Ken Vincent reports.
Two wildfires are burning in the mountains of Southern California this morning, including a blaze that has burned nearly a thousand acres north of Big Bear Lake. The so-called Holcomb Fire near Big Bear, at last report, was 10 percent contained, but was moving away from more populated areas of that section of the San Bernardino National Forest. The other wildfire is burning near Lake Castaic, north of Simi Valley. More from NPR's Daniell Karson.
The job of fighting wildfires isn't over after the fire is declared contained. Firefighters frequently stand guard over fire zones for days after the flames have been extinguished, watching for smoldering "flare-ups" that can re-ignite a fire. NPR's midday news program "Here & Now" aired this report from Sharon McNary, who visited firefighters as they watched over the remnants of last month's Pilot Fire .