Tag: Cal Fire

Small fire seen from Lake Erwin – Fire Crews on Scene

Monday evening around 6:30 a vegetation fire was reported in the Sugarloaf area which was unrelated to an earlier structure fire in the town of Sugarloaf.   Big Bear Fire Department with Cal-Fire and Forest Service Fire responded.    The fire is being described as small but smoke may still be visible from the Erwin Lake area.  Air tankers and water dropping helicopters have been working with ground crews with good success.   Although we don’t have a size to report we were told that the local firefighters with Big Bear Fire were released and that with the cooler evening temperatures that...

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Financial Assistance Available to Forest Landowners

Big Bear, CA – Over the last several years California has experienced abnormally dry conditions. These conditions have fueled wildfires that are challenging our natural resources. The Natural Resources Conservation Service has federal funding for forestland owners that are experiencing dead trees, trees threatened by beetles and other pests, and thick understory that poses wildfire risk. On Saturday, March 18th, at the Big Bear Discovery Center from 9:00 – 11:00am, there will be an opportunity to learn more about forest health and opportunities to apply for funding to protect your forestland. There will be representatives from several agencies such as...

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Pilot Fire

Big Bear, CA, August 7th, 2016 – The Pilot Fire started at about 12:10 pm on Sunday August 7 near the Miller Canyon OHV area off of Highway 138. The fire is currently 1,000 with no containment.   HWY 173 Closed between SR-138 and Arrowhead Lake Road, Hwy 138 closed from Old Mill Road to 173. There are currently 350 firefighters assigned to this fire, including 30 engines, 6 crews, 5 dozers, 8 helicopters, 7 air tankers, including the VLAT assigned. Additional firefighters have been ordered and will be responding directly to the fire. As of 5pm August 7th...

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CAL FIRE Concludes Illegal Fireworks Interdiction Operation

Big Bear, CA, June 26th, 2016 – During the course of this previous weekend, CAL FIRE law enforcement conducted a multi-agency fireworks seizure operation. The operation resulted in the confiscation of 25,406 pounds of illegal fireworks. Additionally, 195 contacts were made and 51 misdemeanor citations were issued. A total of 2 felony arrests and 2 DUI arrests were made during the operation. “There is no excuse for breaking the law when it comes to fireworks. Illegal fireworks and pyrotechnics can cause devastating injuries and damage to property,” said Tonya Hoover, California State Fire Marshal. The interdiction operation occurred in various areas throughout San Bernardino County. The...

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SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN BIG BEAR CITY Quickly Brought Under Control by Local Resources

Big Bear, CA, June 5th, 2016 – A small vegetation fire occurred early in the morning, Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Greenway Drive and Pioneer Lane in Big Bear City. The fire occurred approximately 300 yards off of Pioneer Lane and is estimated to have burned just over an eighth of an acre. Big Bear Fire Department responded to the call of the fire shortly after 6:30 a.m. and quickly brought the fire under control by 7:00 a.m. Big Bear Fire Department’s Battalion Chief Harold, two brush engines, and one engine responded to the call. Big Bear Fire Department received assistance from one Cal...

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