Major Structure Fire At Riffenburgh Lumber Yard

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Big Bear Lake, CA September 29, 2013 9:00 am - A major structure fire was reported Sunday morning around 7:00 am burning at the Riffenburgh Lumber property.  Two structures near the rear of the property on the north end were fully engulfed in flames as the Big Bear Fire department arrived.  Both structures could be considered a total loss. … [Read more...]

Fire Personnel Respond Quickly to Small Fire near Butler Peak

Big Bear, CA, July 25, 2013 - A small spot fire was reported just before 10am in the area of Butler Peak above Fawnskin.  The origin of the fire was originally reported as a possible downed aircraft but it has been confirmed that is not the case.  The fire is at about a quarter acre and appears to be a single tree lightening snag with heavy fuels … [Read more...]

Highway 38 Fully Opened and Crews Continue to Improve Mill Fire Line

Yucaipa, CA, June 29, 2013 - As of 8am this morning, Highway 38 completely re-opened eliminating the need for the detour through Oak Glen put into place last night as a result of the Mill Fire.  CAL Fire was assigned to the Mill Fire and crews continue to battle the blaze which has remained at 350 acres overnight and is at 20% containment as of … [Read more...]

CAL Fire Reaching Containment on Mill Fire

Yucaipa, CA, June 28, 2013 - As of 7pm, CAL Fire has reached 5% containment on the Mill Fire that has grown to 350 acres.  Additional hand crews have been ordered for tonight to work on the fire line and excellent progress is being made by fire personnel.  The fire still remains as no threat to the Big Bear Valley. … [Read more...]

Mill Fire Update and Highway 38 Re-Opens with Detour

Yucaipa, CA, June 28, 2013 - Cal Fire, the agency assigned to the Mill Fire, is reporting the fire to be remaining at 200 plus acres with no containment.  An evacuation was ordered earlier this afternoon for north of Carter and west of Bryant in the areas of Mentone and Yucaipa.  One house was partially damaged due to the fire.  Highway 38 has … [Read more...]

Highway 38 Closed But Campgrounds Remain Open in Angeles Oakes

Mentone, CA, June 28, 2013 - According to the CHP, Highway 38 is closed in both directions due to the Mill Fire.  The downbound traffic closure begins at Lake Williams with the exception of campers heading to Angeles Oakes and Seven Oakes campgrounds, which remain open.  The campgrounds are only accessible from Big Bear.  Highway 38 is closed in … [Read more...]

Smoke Covers Big Bear Valley From Hathaway Fire

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Morongo Indian Reservation, CA Sunday June 9, 2013 4:45 pm - The Hathaway Fire, which was reported minutes before noon today, has now burnt approximately 1300 acres and is still growing. The fire apparently started on the Morongo Indian Reservation and quickly spread, due to high winds, into the San Gorgonio Wilderness area.  The fire is currently … [Read more...]

Hathaway Canyon Fire Smoke and Ash Drifting into Big Bear

Big Bear, CA, June 9, 2013 - Smoke visible in Big Bear is from the Hathaway Fire burning north of Banning in Hathaway Canyon which started just before noon today.  According to the US Forest Service Information Officer, the fire is not a threat to the Big Bear Valley.  We are experiencing smoke and ash throughout the Valley due to the wind … [Read more...]

Smoke Visible in Big Bear from Fire in Morongo Valley

Big Bear, CA, June 9, 2013 - The smoke we are seeing this Sunday afternoon in the Big Bear Valley is from a fire in Morongo Valley, basically between Yucca Valley and Desert Hot Springs.  The fire has crept into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area according to the Information Officer with the US Forest Service and this fire poses no threat to Big … [Read more...]

House Fire on Elgin Road

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 17, 2012 - An early morning house fire today on Elgin Road is under investigation but is believed to be caused by an electrical fire.  Neighbors reported smelling smoke at 5:00am this morning but no sign of fire was visible.  Less than two hours later at 7:08am, dispatch received another call that smoke was visible … [Read more...]

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