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    Posted August 23, 2015 by
    Big Bear, California
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    100 Acres in Flames near Big Bear, California


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     elipedraza says he took these photos near the Snow Summit Ski Resort and the 2N08 Forest Ranger Road in Big Bear, California. Wildfires are extremely dangerous. Please follow your fire department's guidance, and don't approach the blaze to photograph it.
    - davidw, CNN iReport producer

    A fire erupted near Snow Summit Park in Big Bear California yesterday. The blaze has shut down roads, prompted mandatory evacuations, and has now posed a serious hazard to the iconic mountain city. Fire officials are scrambling to put out the fire, which currently has been contained 50%, a big leap from yesterday's containment. With firefighters battling the fire throughout the night, dropping fire retardant, building containment lines and watering down the surroundings areas. The blaze has begun to slow down, at this time no injuries have been reported and the cause of the fire is unknown.

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