Author: Rick Herrick

Deep Snow – Challenging Road Conditions – Power Outages

Big Bear Lake, CA January 7, 2016 -The weather phenomenon El Nino has produced a major pacific storm that has and is still pumping deep snow conditions on Southern California mountains. Snow Summit is reporting two feet of powder has fallen over two days and the snowfall will continue as the National Weather Service has extended the Winter Warning until early Friday morning. Call yourself lucky if you can get to the slopes for a day of powder skiing. For others the roads around Big Bear are a challenge for even experienced mountain drivers with deep snow, accidents and...

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Early Morning Big Bear Lake Fire Claims Four Lives

Update 10:00 am, December 26, 2015 – Medic Engine 281 and assisting rescue crews attempted to rescue multiple victims inside, but were forced to pull back due to impending roof collapse.  As a result there were four fatalities, 1 adult female and 3 minor children.  With the assistance of the Running Springs Fire Department, San Bernardino County Fire and Cal Fire, the structure fire was knocked down at 06:23.  At this time, the cause of the fire is under investigation. Update 10:15 am –  Jeff Willis Fire Chief for Big Bear Fire Department is reporting that the home was occupied by...

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Fund to Help Chris Lawson’s Hospital Expenses Following Tragic Traffic Accident

Big Bear, CA, December 20th, 2015 – Chris Lawson, Co-Owner of Mercer Automotive in Big Bear City, was involved in a very serious car accident on December 15th.  This tragic accident claimed the life of Jimany Misouk, and now Chris is suffering from several broken bones, internal injuries, and severe head trauma. He currently is in a comatose state at Arrowhead Regional Hospital.  Family, friends and well wishers are donating  through Go Fund Me to help pay expenses related to this accident.  https://www.gofundme.com/fjfrhyus.   Mercer Automotive is also accepting donations in person at 225 W Big Bear Blvd or...

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San Bernardino City Shooting

Big Bear Lake, CA 12-2-2015 – The San Bernardino Sheriff’s department along with all law enforcement authorities are looking for up to three shooters involved in the mass shooting this morning reported at 10:59 am this morning.  The suspect or suspects have been described as wearing como clothing and possible wearing body armor.   The vehicle linked to this incident is described as a black suv.San Bernardino County Sheriffs and FBI are asking for people to call in with information related to this shooting.  They can call we-tip 1 800 78 crime. Also because the building targeted was a county building they have closed and evacuated all county government building in the area.  The government buildings in the Big Bear are open at this time and Bear Valley Unified School District buses are running.  All Schools in the area City of San Bernardino are on lockdown.   Authorities as far away as Nevada are looking for the black SUV.  Again if you have information that you can share you can call the we-tip line at 1 800 78 crime.  Remember “If you see something say...

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