Mill Fire at 200+ Acres

Mentone, CA, June 28, 2013 - The Mill Fire is up to at least 200 acres near the Mill Creek Ranger Station. Some structures have been lost in Mentone and evacuations are in effect there; there is no threat to the Big Bear Valley. Motorists are allowed out of Big Bear via Highway 38, but should expect delays at the bottom of the mountain due to … [Read more...]

Crews Fight “Mill Fire” off Highway 38 (Corrected)

San Bernardino National Forest, CA, June 28, 2013 - At around 2:00 p.m. Friday, the CHP reported a fire on a hillside near the junction of Route 38 and Bryant Street.  Official say there are no threats to homes or the forest at this time, but Caltrans reports there is a closure from Garnet Road to Bryant Street in Mentone. Motorists are still … [Read more...]

Body of Karen Dalman positively identified

Baldwin Lake, CA, May 22, 2013 - Coroner investigators confirmed today that  the deceased woman found May 18 near Crystal Mountain was indeed missing person Karen Dalman.  The identity was confirmed through fingerprints. On May 16 at 7:00 a.m., Erwin Lake resident Bruce Jackson reported Karen Dalman missing, told investigators the two had been … [Read more...]

Dog in missing person’s case may have been found

Baldwin Lake, CA, May 17, 2013 - Law enforcement officers are bringing Bruce Jackson to the Cactus Flats area to identify a dog matching the description of the runaway dog that caused him to be separated from another hiker. Jackson reported yesterday to the Big Bear Sheriff's Station that he had been separated from his friend, … [Read more...]

Arrests made in Taco Bell Burglary

Big Bear City, May 4, 2013 - An employee of Community Market in Big Bear City is credited with tipping off the Big Bear Sheriff's Station in the case of an armed robbery. On the night of April 29, a masked gunman forced his way into the local Taco Bell and escaped with several hundred dollars from the cash drawers. On the morning of May 1, the … [Read more...]

Closure point moved on Highway 38

Angelus Oaks, CA, April 26, 2013 (12:38) - At approximately 9:35 a.m., a fuel tanker laden with gasoline and diesel fuel overturned on State Route 38 near Angelus Oaks.  According to the CHP, an "unknown amount of fuel" has spilled into the surrounding area, and State Route 38 is closed due to the Hazardous Material Incident. Route 38 is closed … [Read more...]

“Cold Creek Incident” closed Highway 38

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Angelus Oaks, CA, April 26, 2013 - Officials closed State Route 38 Friday morning due to a major fuel spill, in what could be a long-term closure. The closure is in effect from Lake Williams to Valley of the Falls Drive, a thirty-mile stretch of highway. At approximately 9:35 a.m., a tanker truck carrying about 10,000 gallons of fuel overturned … [Read more...]

Full containment on Fawnskin Fire expected by Friday

Fawnskin, CA, April 21, 2013 - UPDATE: The Forest Service reported 50% containment at 30 acres as of 7:00 p.m. Sunday. Full containment is expected by 4/26/13. Forest Service Road 2N71 is closed, as is a section of the PCT between 2N09 and 3N12 (foot traffic is being rerouted). The cause is an escaped campfire. Resources: 6 hand crews 2 … [Read more...]

Fire fighting continues in Fawnskin

Fawnskin, CA, April 21, 2013 - Forest Service fire information officer Bob Poole reports that the Fawnskin Fire is 20% contained. A hoseline is around the entire blaze, and at least a dozen engines are on scene as air assault continues. The fire started at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday just north of Forest Service Road 2N71, between 3N12 and Polique … [Read more...]

Fawnskin Fire 20% contained at 25 acres

Fawnskin, CA, April 21, 2013 -- According to the San Bernardino National Forest Service, the brush fire is at approximately 20-25 acres. There is a hoselay around the fire but firefighters are watching carefully for spot fires. They are reporting 20% containment. Forest Roads 3N14 (Coxey) and 2N71 (Polique Canyon) are closed. Cal Fire reports … [Read more...]