Summit Fire

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Big Cear, CA, 8/28/15 UPDATE - Due to more accurate mapping, the acreage burned has been decreased to 55 acres and is now 75% contained. Big Bear, Ca, 8/26/15, 10:00am UPDATE - Fire personnel have increased the containment of the Summit Fire to 50% today with the size of the fire remaining at 100 acres. Big Bear, Ca, 8/25/15, 1:10pm … [Read more...]

Bounty Offered for Drone Operators

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San Bernardino County, CA, August 5, 2015 - Drone operators have been asked repeatedly not to fly their aircraft during wildfires. But at crucial moments in each of the wildfires that have broken out in San Bernardino County so far this year, fire-fighting air tankers had to be diverted away from their targets because of the presence of small … [Read more...]

The “Lake Fire” Complete Story as Updated

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Big Bear, CA, July 9, 2015, 11:40am - The Lake Fire has remained at approximately 31,359 acres in size and is 98% contained and is being managed by Jason Winbigler’s Type 3 Team from the San Bernardino National Forest. The fire behavior is currently minimal with heavy fuels smoldering within the perimeter.  Smoke may be visible, however it is … [Read more...]

Sterling Fire Reported in the City of San Bernardino

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San Bernardino, CA, June 25, 2015, 8pm - A new fire was reported at 6:30pm called the Sterling Fire now up to 60 acres in size and located east of Del Rosa in the City of San Bernardino, west of Highway 330 and west of the San Manuel Casino.  Calfire, the City of San Bernardino and the US Forest Service are responding with dozers, engines and … [Read more...]

Arrest Made in Homicide Fire Coverup

Big Bear Lake, CA - June 24, 2015 -   As we previously reported on April 28, 2015, at approximately 11:20 a.m., deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a deceased male at a residence in the 42000 block of Willow Avenue in Big Bear Lake. A relative of the deceased called the Sheriff’s Department after finding the … [Read more...]

Human Remains Found in Debris of Residential Fire

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Big Bear Lake, CA, March 11, 2015 -At approximately 9:36 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10th, deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a fire in the area of Dream Street and Waynoka Lane in Big Bear Lake.  Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters from the Big Bear Fire Department responded and observed a residence fully engulfed in … [Read more...]

Coroner Positively Identifies Victim of House Fire

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Big Bear Lake, CA, March 2, 2015 - On Thursday, February 26 at 11:11 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a residential fire on Fox Farm Road in Big Bear Lake. During a search of the residence, firefighters located Puangmanee Neatherlin, a long-time resident of Big Bear Lake, known to her friends and customers as Pong, and removed her outside. … [Read more...]

Unidentified Female Perishes In Big Bear Lake House Fire

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 26, 2015 - In a press release issued today by the Big Bear Sheriff's Department, shortly before 11:15 a.m. today, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station and fire personnel from Big Bear Fire responded to a reported house on fire in the 42000 block of Fox Farm Road in Big Bear Lake.  Information was received that … [Read more...]

Big Bear Fire Fighters Climb For Life

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Big Bear, CA, February 13, 2015 - The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb is a race up downtown Seattle's Columbia Center. On March 8, six members of the Big Bear Fire Department will be running up 69 flights of stairs in full fire gear and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus in order to raise money to fight blood cancers. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia … [Read more...]

Lucky Kayakers get Quick Rescue from Big Bear Lake Patrol

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Big Bear Lake, CA February 12 , 2015 -  Spending time on the lake in a boat or kayak in the winter months can be a deadly combination even if the sun is out and temperatures are a balmy 50 degrees.  Always use caution, wear a life vest and realize that regular patrol of the lake is not possible in the colder months.   The water is cold and … [Read more...]