New Evacuation Ordered for Big Bear fire Area as Radford Fire Advances The Redford fire, burning on the hill south of Big Bear Lake,

continued to chew up acres of dry forest on Tuesday, September 6, as firefighters attempt to contain the growing fire.

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Fresh evacuation orders were made at 4:30 pm. Moonridge neighborhoods from Summit Boulevard to the west,

Club View Drive to the east, Evergreen Drive to the north, said the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

An evacuation warning was issued at 5:45 pm. County officials, for areas east of Club View Drive along

Angeles Camp Road as well as Highway 18 to the north between Deer Canyon Sand Canyon Road.

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The San Bernardino National Forest said the fire grew to 917 acres with 2 percent control at 8 p.m.

Fire officials who were attacking the fire from at least 16 air tankers were dropping water and fire retardants on the fire.

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Around 471 firefighters and other personnel assigned to the fire continued to work amid high temperatures.

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Big Bear Lake had a high temperature of 88 degrees on Tuesday. Big Bear Lake is often a place for Southern

California residents to respite from the scorching heat in the valleys below the San Bernardino Mountains. NWS

reported that San Bernardino's high temperature reached 108 degrees on Tuesday. Residents in the area along the Pinecott

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Trail in the north were asked to follow the Skyline Trail in the south and the Castlerock 

Trail in the west to Knickerbocker Road in the east. The Sheriff's Department added the clearance for Forest

Road 2N08 with Beverly Lane South. Evacuations were still in progress from Glass Road to South Fork River Road.

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According to Justin Kenton, a spokesman for Big Bear Mountain Resort's management of the resorts,

 it was reported that at the nearby Bear Mountain Snow Summit ski resort, staff are using connected sprinklers to

make snow in both defensive and offensive efforts. Resorts used ice-making equipment to fuel the wet surroundings

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as well as extinguish the flames. The American Red Cross was reported to have opened an evacuation

center at Big Bear High School, 351 Maple Lane. The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce said in a statement Tuesday

afternoon that no structures were burnt to get people out safely. Village businesses closed everyone is watching this carefully

The cause of the fire was being thoroughly investigated. The Bear Valley Unified School District

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announced the closure of several schools in areas affected by the fire on September 7. The shutdown included North Shore and Baldwin

 Lane Elementary School, along with Big Bear Middle School and Chautauqua High School, the district said Tuesday evening.