Category: Fire/Safety

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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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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