Category: Current News

Holcomb Fire – Contained

Update 6/30/17 – Eleven days after the Holcomb Fire broke out north of Baldwin Lake, the fire has reached full containment.  Forest Service Managers are now working to open impacted roads back to public use.   At its peak, approximately 1,100 firefighters from the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, San Bernardino County, CAL FIRE, Big Bear Fire and other local agencies were working to stop the fire’s growth.    No growth is expected on the 1,503 acre fire, however smoke from interior smoldering may linger in the high desert Update 6/27/17 – The Holcomb Fire is 95% contained.  The total...

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BVES Planned Power Outage for SCE Repairs

(PHOTO DATED 6/20/17) 6/23/17, 4:30pm – Bear Valley Electric Press Release:  Due to damage caused by the Holcomb Fire to Southern California Edison’s (SCE) power lines that feed Big Bear Valley from Lucerne, SCE has been conducting repairs as efficiently as possible while minimizing interruptions to service.  Tomorrow, Saturday June 24, 2017, SCE will be attempting to replace a critical pole by utilizing a helicopter and the power supply from Lucerne.  SCE has notified Bear Valley Electric the estimated outage window will be from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in order to safely complete this work. Actual times may...

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First Church-Christ Scientist Cottage Lane Involved in Fire

Big Bear Fire Department responded today to a fire in the Big Bear Village “L” on Cottage Lane.  At 12:06 pm a fire call went out with 6 units of the Big Bear Fire Department responding immediately to a fire reported near the old Verizon building on Bartlett.  The early reports were that a building, behind the Verizon building and Nottingham’s Resort on cottage lane was on fire.  First Church-Christ Scientist was later identified as the actual building involved in today’s fire....

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Big Bear Lake Home Damaged by Fire

Big Bear Lake, CA – A residential structure fire was reported at approximately 2:45 p.m., Thursday, June 15, at Lakeview Drive and Lagunita Lane in Big Bear Lake. Upon arrival, fire crews observed the approximately 1,000 square foot, single-story, single family residence was fully charged with smoke and some flames visible from the exterior. Crews made entry through the front door and took approximately 20 minutes to suppress the fire. Seven Big Bear Fire Department crew members responded with three engines and two ambulances. Fire Chief Jeff Willis and Assistant Fire Chief Mike Maltby were on-scene along with Fire Prevention...

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Graduations and Promotions

Big Bear, CA – It’s that time of year again. The end of another school year and transition time for many of our Big Bear Valley students.  The schedule of events is as follows: The Middle School Promotion Ceremony is at Big Bear High School on Wednesday, June 14th, and begins at 4:00pm. Students need to arrive at 3:15pm. The Chautauqua High School Graduation takes place on Thursday, June 15th, at 10:30am at Chautauqua High. Big Bear High School Class of 2017 holds their Graduation Ceremony on Friday, June 16th, at 4:00pm. Parking will be available at the High...

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