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...]

Fawnskin Fire not threatening any structures

Photo courtesy Ben Brissey

Fawnskin, CA, April 20, 2013 - According to the Forest Service, no structures are in danger and no evacuations are imminent. San Bernardino County Fire is assisting the Forest Service in the fire fight. The blaze is approximately 8 acres. Air tankers are dropping water and chemical retardant. … [Read more...]

Missing Man Found Dead In Big Bear Lake

Fawnskin, CA, April 15, 2013 - A man was found dead in Big Bear Lake yesterday. According to the San Bernardino Sun, the 50-year-old missing man from Sugarloaf was found in a car submerged in Big Bear Lake. Richard Adrian Cisneros was last seen on March 31 when he left a friend’s home in Fawnskin. He was later reported missing. The San … [Read more...]

Prescribed Fire Near Angelus Oaks Delayed To Wednesday

Angelus Oaks, CA, April 9, 2013 - The prescribed fire planned for Tuesday near Angelus Oaks has been delayed to Wednesday April 10 due to unfavorable conditions. Firefighters will continue to assess the weather and resources before starting the burn project. … [Read more...]

Bumpy plane landing results in minor injuries

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 5, 2013 - On Saturday, April 06, 2013 at 10:41 a.m., sheriff’s dispatch received a call of a plane down in Big Bear.  The plane went down (in what was probably more of a hard landing) near the south shore line. Several passengers were able to exit the plane and two of them have minor injuries.  Deputies and medical aid … [Read more...]

Micro-Earthquake Near Big Bear City

Big Bear City, CA, March 26, 2013 - A micro earthquake occurred at 1:17pm this afternoon. The magnitude 2.9 event occurred 5 miles East South-East of Big Bear City. There are no reports of any damage or injuries. … [Read more...]

US Forest Service Prescribed Burn

Seven Oaks, CA, March 26, 2013 - Smoke may be visible today (Tuesday, March 26) near Glass Road and Highway 38 near Seven Oaks. The US Forest service wants the public to know that a prescribed burn will be taking place today, so you may see smoke in the area. … [Read more...]

Arson Suspect Charged

San Bernardino, CA, March 22, 2013 - The man suspected of starting five wildfires yesterday in Waterman Canyon, Jaried Escobedo, has been charged with arson and bail set at $250,000. The fires in Waterman Canyon above San Bernardino were quickly knocked down Thursday afternoon by firefighters. The suspect, 27-year-old Jaried Escobedo of San … [Read more...]