The “Lake Fire” Complete Story as Updated

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Big Bear City, CA June 29, 2015 8:30 PM - The Lake Fire is entering the second week, containment remains at 60% with 30,726 acres in the burn zone.  Many fire personnel are reaching their maximum work period of 14 days in a row and will get 2 days off before they are allowed to return.  The Incident Command Center at Big Bear High School was … [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...]

P-3 Aerial Firefighting Fleet To Be Revived

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San Bernardino Mountains, CA, February 7, 2015 - Orion Aerial Firefighters is a company dedicated to return the P-3 Orion aircraft to aerial firefighting service. It is currently raising funds to bring these aircraft back to the fleet of air tankers. Dale Head, CEO of Orion Aerial Firefighters, says, "The US Forest service has a shortage of … [Read more...]

Fire Explorers Wanted!

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 4, 2015 -Fire Exploring Post #232 is a local organization for high school and early college age adolescents, designed to help them explore the career field of firefighting.  Operating within a sub-division of the Boy Scouts of America called Learning For Life, Fire Exploring is an after school organization taught by … [Read more...]