Tag: Fire

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 Bear.  The Morongo Valley fire was last measured at 75 acres.  Again, there is not a fire in Big Bear but due to winds from the south, drift smoke is blowing into Big Bear from the Morongo Valley...

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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 from the house at 195 Elgin Road in Big Bear Lake.  Fire crews were dispatched to the scene and quickly extinguished the fire which started in the attic of the home, according to Assistant Fire Chief Mark Mills.  The home was vacant at the time of the fire.   Mills also told KBHR that residents who typically toss items in an attic can bend and break wires that can lead to...

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Drift Smoke Visible in Big Bear Valley

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 the plume.  There is no threat to the Big Bear Valley or the San Bernardino National Forest as a result of this...

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Panorama Fire 70% Contained SR-18 Re-Opened

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 information please call the San Bernardino City Fire Department at 384-5777. Crestline, CA, July 10, 2012, UPDATED at 7:40am – The Panorama Fire is currently at 75 acres and is now 70% contained. The fire started at 1:54 pm on Monday July 9. It is burning above State Highway 18 in Waterman Canyon near Panorama Point. Highway 18 was closed yesterday, but now it’s open again. Voluntary evacuations have been lifted for residents in Waterman Canyon. There are no reports of any damage to structures. Three firefighters were sent to the hospital and treated for heat exhaustion. The cause of the fire is under investigation. If you have any information please call the San Bernardino City Fire Department at 909-384-5777.    Crestline, CA, July 9, 2012, updated 4:45pm – The Panorama fire has grown to over 75 acres it started in Waterman Canyon above SR 18 at about 2pm this afternoon.  Highway 18 is closed between San Bernardino and Crestline. Bob Poole  of the San Bernardino National Forest informed KBHR that shortly...

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Small Vegetation Fire In Moonridge Area

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 homes or structures are...

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