Lightning Starts Small Fires In The Area

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 29, 2011, 9:00am - Some very intense thunderstorms developed in Big Bear Valley on Saturday. The storms dumped heavy rain and hail, along with thunder and lightning and flooding of some streets and low lying areas. Several small fires were reported in the mountains as a result of lightning strikes. Three Super Scoopers, … [Read more...]

Fire Lookout Program Offers Training For New Volunteers

San Bernardino, CA, March 29, 2011, noon - The Fire Lookout Host Program, which is one of the six volunteer programs of the National Forest Association, is recruiting volunteers to staff fire lookouts for this year’s fire season. Lookout Volunteers help to protect the forest and local mountain communities from the threat of fire, and host … [Read more...]