Drift Smoke Visible in Big Bear Valley

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Big Bear, CA, September 2, 2012, 5:00pm - Drift smoke is visible in the West-Northwest corner of the Big Bear Valley due to a fire burning in the Angeles National Forest, north of Glendora off of Highway 39.  The possibility of smelling drift smoke from this fire will increase during the evening hours as cooler air could lower the elevation of … [Read more...]

Panorama Fire 70% Contained SR-18 Re-Opened

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Crestline, CA, July 10, 2012, UPDATED at 9:20am - Today firefighters will be completing and improving containment lines and mopping up hotspots within the interior of the burn. SR18 has been re-opened, but southbound traffic is reduced to one lane. The fire is 70% contained at 75 acres. The cause of the fire is under investigation, if you have any … [Read more...]

Small Vegetation Fire In Moonridge Area

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According to John Miller of the US Forest Service, Fire crews are fighting a small vegetation fire named the Golf Fire, a slow moving fire in the Moonridge Area east of Villa Grove. The fire is east of Villa Grove down in a canyon and less than 50 by 50 feet in size. Local fire agencies along with US Forest Service firefighters are responding. No … [Read more...]

A Single Structure Fire Reported Today on Shay Road in Big Bear City

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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 … [Read more...]

Fire Restrictions Reduced on National Forest Land

Big Bear, Ca, February 23, 2012, 12:00pm - With the recent winter weather the Big Bear Valley, and surrounding San Bernardino National Forest received, fire restrictions have once again been reduced.  Under normal winter weather conditions fire restriction remain reduced throughout the winter months, however this year fire restrictions were … [Read more...]

CSD Meeting To Discuss Apprentice Fire Fighter Program

Big Bear, Ca, December 5, 2011, 3:00pm - The Big Bear City Community Services District will hold its regular meeting tonight at 5:30pm, at the CSD offices, located on Big Bear Blvd, near Greenway Drive.  On the agenda, the board will assign the Chief Board Advisor, with the following duties: to research alternative investment opportunities and … [Read more...]

Chipper Program Continues To Create Defensible Space

Big Bear, Ca, November 16, 2011, 12:00pm - Many residents within the Big Bear Valley have once again created defensible space on their property, and utilized the free curbside chipper program put on by the Big Bear Valley Fire Protection program Thin Is In.  The program, which started in 2006, has rapidly grown over the years with 3,068 requests … [Read more...]

Mill Fire in Yucaipa Area 100% Contained

UPDATE - October 22, 2011, 10:00pm - The Mill Fire is located east of the Mill Creek Ranger Station and south of Highway 38 on Yucaipa Ridge. There was no significant fire activity Friday night or Saturday. Full containment was reached Saturday evening and the fire was declared controlled. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The incident … [Read more...]

Small Cabin Fire on Tulip in Big Bear Lake Quickly Extinguished Saturday Afternoon

Big Bear Valley Fire Departments quickly knock down a cabin fire reported around 12:45 Saturday Afternoon.  No injuries were reported.

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Hill Fire in Cajon Pass at 500 Acres – I 15 Southbound Closed

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Big Bear, Ca, September 2, 2011, 3:25pm - A wildfire began today at approximately 12:30pm in the Cajon Pass near Oak Hills.  The fire reportedly started in the center divider of the Southbound I-15, near Highway 395.  The fire has since grown to 500 acres, and  mandatory evacuations are being called for homes in the Oak Hills area.   According … [Read more...]