Hotshot Crew Captain Will Be Missed

Captain Gabriel Pomona

Big Bear, Ca, February 12, 2011, 5:40pm - The death Friday evening of Gabriel Pomona, Captain of the Forest Service’s Big Bear Hotshot Crew, is making an impact on our community.  Gabriel’s wife Summer, his many family members, the Forest Service, and Big Bear will miss the 36-year-old firefighter.  Gabriel began his career in the Sierra … [Read more...]

Update for Motorists: Fire in Mountain Home Village Closes HWY 38

San Bernardino Mountains, Ca, October 11, 2010, 3:50pm - At approximately 11:00am today a fire started in the Mountain Home Village area on Highway 38.  The fire, also known as the Village Incident Fire is located on the east side of Highway 38 and has since grown to 3 acres, where it is currently holding.  Highway 38 has been closed for the past … [Read more...]

Fire in Mountain Home Village Shuts Down HWY 38

San Bernardino Mountains, Ca, October 11, 2010, 2:15pm - At approximately 11:00am today a fire started in the Mountain Home Village area on Highway 38.  The fire, also known as the Village Incident Fire is located on the east side of Highway 38 and has since grown to 3 acres, where it is currently holding.  Highway 38 has been closed for the past … [Read more...]

Fire in May Van Canyon That Started Saturday Morning is Now Contained

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Big Bear Valley, CA, August 28, 2010, 2:00pm - The fire that started Saturday morning ,approximately just after 11am, is now contained with a line around it.  Thanks to the quick response from all local fire agencies and the US Forest Service the fire was limited to one and one quarter acre with no structures threatened in the fire and no … [Read more...]

Be Prepared for Wildfires: Get READY! SET! GO!

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Big Bear, Ca, August 25, 2010, 12:00pm - In an effort to create safer communities, the Big Bear Valley Fire Agencies (Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, and San Bernardino County Fawnskin) has initiated a program called READY! SET! GO!  The program is about helping residents understand how their home’s location, surrounding vegetation, construction … [Read more...]

County Fire Responded to Small Structure Fire in Fawnskin on Sunday Evening

Fawnskin, CA, August 24, 2010, 12:00pm - Late Sunday evening, August 22, 2010, County of San Bernardino Firefighters responded to a small structure fire in Fawnskin.  When they arrived, the freestanding garage-like storage shed was fully engulfed according to Mark Peebles Battalion Chief with County Fire.  A part-time resident of Fawnskin, who … [Read more...]

Small Vegetation Fire in Big Bear City Quickly Extinguished by Fire Agencies

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Big Bear City, CA, August 23, 2010, 11:00am - Just before noon on Sunday, August 22, 2010, the Big Bear City Fire Department responded to a reported vegetation fire in the open field area just off of Arbor and Paradise.   The fire was in an area of dry brush and trees and quickly extinguished by the fire crew from Big Bear City Fire Department … [Read more...]

Miller Fire Now at 75% Containment with Full Containment Expected by Tonight

Lake Silverwood, CA, August 19, 2010, 12:00pm - As of this morning, August 19, 2010, the Miller Fire, is at 75% containment with full containment expected by early evening tonight.  The Miller Fire started Tuesday, August 17, 2010, shortly before 5pm on the northern edge of Lake Silverwood, north of Crestline in the San Bernardino Mountains.  The … [Read more...]

Miller Fire Now at 50% Containment as of Wednesday Afternoon, August 18th

Lake Silverwood, CA, August 18, 2010, 4:25pm - A wild land fire, being called the Miller Fire, started Tuesday, August 17, 2010, shortly before 5pm on the northern edge of Lake Silverwood, north of Crestline in the San Bernardino Mountains.  The fire was originally thought to be around 100 acres but as aerial inspection of the burn area, the … [Read more...]

Miller Fire Holding at 100 Acres

Lake Silverwood, CA, August 18, 2010, 11:30am - A wild land fire started Tuesday, August 17, 2010, shortly before 5pm on the northern edge of Lake Silverwood, north of Crestline in the San Bernardino Mountains.  The fire, now known as the Miller fire, burned upslope towards Forest Road 2N33 in steep rocky terrain, burning in chaparral with … [Read more...]