Big Bear City, CA, May 2, 2012, 12:00pm – UPDATED: May 2, 2012, 4:00pm – Preliminary reports regarding a fire in the east end of the valley this morning have indicated that shortly after 10:00am today, firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at 1356 Shay Road in Big Bear City.  The fire was contained to a single-family residence and it’s surrounding vegetation and was initially reported by staff members of the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency as they were returning to their offices located near Shay Road.  Kim Booth, Jennifer McCuller, Sonia Kawa and Nikki Flores assisted the male resident of the burning house by reuniting him with his dog.  In an effort to retrieve possessions from the house, he had smoke inhalation and minor exposure to the flames.  Along with neighbors on Shay Road, they did what they could to calm the man as his house was fully engulfed in flames.  The four BBARWA women waited on scene until firefighters arrived.  The structure was ultimately deemed a complete loss.  At this time, the nature of the house fire and the name of the resident is unknown.  The fire is under investigation.

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House fire on Shay Road is under investigation.

Firefighters in the mop-up stage of Shay Road structure fire.