The 2002 Curve Fire

The Hawkins loop hike covered a lot of area that was burned over by a large fire in 2002 known as the Curve Fire. The fire was allegedly started by “candles associated with a ritual involving the use of fire and animal sacrifices” according to the USFS.

Not only did it burn a large amount of land, but I believe closed the 2 and 39 highways for long periods. Additional info.

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3 Responses to “The 2002 Curve Fire”

SocalHikes Hiker

SocalHikes Hiker July 8th, 2009 at 9:04 am

woah! what a sweet picture. we need to find the center of said ritual.


socalmike July 10th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

The 2 was closed because of a mud/rock slide that wiped out the highway just a couple of years ago. That might have been as a result of the fire, but it was the slide that closed it.
The 39 has been closed for years – don’t know the reason.


July 16th, 2009 at 7:10 am

Yeah I think the slide was an aftereffect from the fire, but not positive. The actually built a bridge at the location where the slide occurred, giving some space for rock to slide down.

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