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...]

CSD and Big Bear Lake Fire Agencies Agree to Joint Powers

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Big Bear Lake, CA April 12, 2012 3:00 pm - The fire agencies of Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City have taken the first step in what has been described as an eventual merger of the two agencies.  Most of the general public is unaware that there are as many as 5 different fire agencies in Big Bear Valley.  The Big Bear Lake Fire District and the Big … [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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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

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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...]

Hotshot Crew Captain Will Be Missed

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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...]