Category: Current News

Fatal Collision Involving a Vehicle and a Bicyclist

Big Bear, CA – On Monday, July 3, at approximately 10:51 AM, deputies responded to a report of a traffic collision at the intersection of S. Menlo Ave and W. Butte Dr. in the Moonridge area of Big Bear. Two bicyclists were riding northbound on S. Menlo Ave, near the intersection of W. Butte Dr. One of the bicyclists, Karen Antonich, was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on W. Butte Dr. Antonich was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The other bicyclist was not involved in the collision. The driver of the vehicle...

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Small fire seen from Lake Erwin – Fire Crews on Scene

Monday evening around 6:30 a vegetation fire was reported in the Sugarloaf area which was unrelated to an earlier structure fire in the town of Sugarloaf.   Big Bear Fire Department with Cal-Fire and Forest Service Fire responded.    The fire is being described as small but smoke may still be visible from the Erwin Lake area.  Air tankers and water dropping helicopters have been working with ground crews with good success.   Although we don’t have a size to report we were told that the local firefighters with Big Bear Fire were released and that with the cooler evening temperatures that...

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No Personal Fireworks – Additional Forest Restrictions

Big Bear Fire Department’s Assistant Chief-Fire Marshal Mike Maltby stated, “The only fireworks allowed in Big Bear is the professional 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular over the lake. No personal fireworks are allowed. Fire officials will be issuing citations with fines up to $1,000 for fireworks violations.” The Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake provides locals and visitors with a world class fireworks display on the evening of July 4th, visible from many vantage points in the Big Bear Valley. Sit back and enjoy the show with synchronized music on KBHR 93.3 and 102.5. Big Bear Fire Department encourages...

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July 4th Traffic Plan – No Left Turns on Big Bear Blvd

The July 4th event traffic plan will be in effect following this year’s fireworks celebration.  The City of Big Bear Lake with the enforcement efforts of the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department along with the California Highway Patrol want to help ease some of the traffic tangles that traditionally follow the fireworks show.   Motorists will make right hand turns only entering Big Bear Blvd. from Georgia to Temple Streets. Plan ahead and  park accordingly, depending on which way you will be leaving after the fireworks show.  If you will be traveling east after the show, motorists should park south of...

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Mart Fire in Highland

UPDATE: 7/3/2017, 3PM – There has been no change to the Mart Fire since Saturday.  The scope of fire remains at  670 acres with 95 percent containment. There are currently 125 firefighters assigned including 3 hand crews and 10 engines. UPDATE: 6/29/17, 12noon – The Mart Fire, which began around 3:18 PM on June 27th, is located east of San Bernardino, and north of Highland along Highway 330.  Highway 330 remains open.  The fire remains at 670 acres, with 40 percent containment.  There are currently 250 firefighters assigned including: 8 Hand crews, 18 Engines, and 2 Water Tenders.  The Mojave Air...

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