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Big Bear, CA, January 16, 2015 - During the week of January 19-22, the Big Bear Fire Department will be hosting a multi-casualty incident training event. Citizens in Big Bear Valley can expect to see a variety of vehicles and staff from the Big Bear Fire Dept., the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept., and the San Bernardino County Fire … [Read more...]

After Christmas Safety Tips

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Big Bear, CA, December 26, 2014 - As you go about your post-holiday clean up, keep in mind that you should never burn wrapping paper or your Christmas tree in the fireplace. The rapid burning and excessive heat can damage the firebox and chimney creating a serious fire hazard. Discard your tree soon after Christmas before it becomes a tinder dry … [Read more...]

Helicopter Operations Near Castle Rock On Tuesday

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 3, 2014 - On Tuesday, November 4th, the Mountaintop Ranger District will be using helicopters as part of the South Big Bear Hazardous Fuels Reduction project. Helicopters will be removing trees in areas inaccessible by conventional tree removal methods, and flying the logs to a staging point where they can be taken away. … [Read more...]

Fatal Airplane Crash in Dry Grout Bay

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Fawnskin, CA October 20, 2014 - An Aircraft incident in the Fawnskin area was reported this morning at 10:48.  The single engine Sonex came to rest in the dry lake bed of Grout Bay near windy point.  The pilot who was the only person on board was pronounced deceased at the crash scene.  The plane is registered to a person in Northern California … [Read more...]

Replace the Shake: New Funds Available To Bring Roofs Into Compliance

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 26, 2014 - We hear a lot about maintaining “defensible space” around our mountain homes for fire protection--and rightly so--but it’s only part of the picture. Besides the presence of burnable vegetation immediately adjacent to buildings, the ignitability of a home also depends on its roofing materials. In one … [Read more...]

The remnants of Hurricane Norbert cause flooding concern

Big Bear City, CA, September 7, 2014 - A Flash Flood Watch continues through Monday for local mountains, deserts and inland valleys. The main threat of flooding will be in steep canyons and in foothills in the afternoons and evenings. To help ensure public safety, forest officials have temporarily closed recreation areas near Forest Falls through … [Read more...]

The Time to Get Ready is NOW

Big Bear City, CA, August 27, 2014 - On August 24, the northern San Francisco Bay area suffered a magnitude 6 earthquake that caused significant damage in south Napa County. KBHR is using this as an opportunity to review basic earthquake preparedness guidelines. Take time now to mitigate any hazards in your home. Fasten shelves securely to … [Read more...]

Power Outage Caused by Remote Controlled Airplane

Big Bear Valley, CA, July 8, 2014 - Yesterday at about 8:30 am, many areas of the Big Bear Valley experienced a power outage that lasted approximately 30 minutes. This was due to a radio controlled airplane striking power lines in the Sandalwood area. When the plane struck the lines it opened a circuit which then shut down the power. In normal … [Read more...]

Quakes, Floods and Slides

Big Bear City, July 5, 2014 12:09 p.m. - Not to be outdone by fireworks displays, Mother Nature put on a show of her own Saturday morning, with earthquakes, rock slides and floods. A cluster of earthquakes ranging from 2.7 to 4.6 hit west-northwest of Big Bear Lake at approximately 10 a.m. Rocks and boulders that are always unstable on the … [Read more...]

Violation of Fire Restrictions Carries Hefty Penalties

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 21, 2014 - Wildfire prevention is serious business in the San Bernardino Mountains. New restrictions and guidelines were posted on Thursday, June 19, and the US Forest Service says they'll be aggressively citing those who don’t comply. With lives and property at stake, violation of these prohibitions carry serious … [Read more...]