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


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...]

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...]


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Thunder Storms Spark Many Small Lightning Induced Fires Around Big Bear


Big Bear Lake, CA, August 27, 2011, 4:00pm - As a result of the thunderstorm activity in Big Bear Valley this afternoon, lightning strikes started several small fires. Chon Bribiescas at the US Forest Service told Big Bear News that three super scoopers are working on a small fire about three acres in size near forest service road 1N54 and 1N04. … [Read more...]

Quick Response From Firefighters Stops Fire In It’s Tracks


Big Bear, Ca, August 17, 2011, 9:40am -Yesterday at approximately 2:00pm a motorist on Highway 38 reported a fire on the south side of Highway 38 near Mountain Home Village, which prompted a full wild land response from the US Forest Service and local agencies.  According to the Forest Service, firefighters aggressively fought the fire, stopping … [Read more...]

Update: Holcomb Fire Contained


Big Bear, Ca, August 10, 2011, 10:30am - The following is an update about the Holcomb fire that started yesterday at 1:27pm.  Fire crews reached 50% containment last night at 5:00pm, and full containment at 10:00pm.  According to John Miller with the US Forest Service some of the effected trees are old large trees which take a while to completely … [Read more...]

Small Fire At Snow Summit Under Investigation

Big Bear, Ca, July 21, 2011, 1:00pm - This morning at 8:13am, employees at Snow Summit noticed a small fire was burning at the top of the slopes near the view haus.  The employees called 911, and the US Forest Service Fire Department responded putting out the 20x20 fire.  According to the Forest Service Snow Summit requested an investigation to … [Read more...]

CERT Class Beginning July 18

Big Bear, Ca July 14, 2011 8:00 am - Fire Departments in Big Bear Valley are currently offering Community Emergency Response Team courses.  The CERT program is designed to train members of the community as emergency service volunteers.  Once trained, CERT volunteers respond to disaster situations by fanning out within their neighborhood putting … [Read more...]

Are You Prepared For A Major Earthquake?

San Bernardino, CA, March 25, 2011, 2:30pm - Would you be able to ride it out if an earthquake hit today? San Bernardino County Fire urges residents to be prepared in the event of a catastrophic earthquake. The old saying it takes something drastic to happen to make us take notice is more prevalent than ever these days. Recent natural disasters … [Read more...]