Category: Fire/Safety

Residents Catch and Detain Arsonist

San Bernardino, CA, September 28, 2016 – On Sunday, Sept. 25, at about 8:15 p.m., firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire and the US Forest Service responded to a reported vegetation fire in lower Waterman Canyon in San Bernardino. Upon their arrival, the fire had been extinguished by a resident.  The resident stated a male subject had started the fire and gave fire authorities a description.  A search of the area turned up negative for the subject described. Later the next morning just after midnight, another vegetation fire was reported in the same vicinity. While firefighters fought to contain the...

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Victims of Grand Theft During the Bluecut Fire Ask for the Public’s Assistance

Big Bear, CA, September 8, 2016 – On August 17, 2016, Michael and Crystal Armstrong were contacted by deputies from the Central Patrol Station and instructed to evacuate their property due to the approaching Blue Cut fire. The fire at that time was not contained and was posing a direct threat to them. The victims adhered to the recommendation of the deputies and evacuated from their home for their safety. After leaving their home, the Armstrongs were watching the news coverage of the fire in their area when they saw an interview done by a reporter for Channel 9 News. The...

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Arson Registrant Arrested Near Blue Cut Fire

Photo courtesy of Sean Lamb Big Bear, CA, September 6, 2016 – On Saturday, September 3, 2016, at approximately 9:23 am, the Union Pacific Railroad Police contacted a man sitting inside a parked vehicle trespassing on railroad property. The officer contacted the subject, later identified as Larry Missirilian, and discovered he was on active parole and was an arson registrant. The officer notified the sheriff’s department and Deputy Sandoval from the Central Station responded to assist. They conducted a vehicle search and discovered Missirilian had a 5 gallon can of gasoline, large butane torches, lighter fluid, and new cigarette lighters underneath...

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SBD National Forest Increases Fire Restrictions

Big Bear, CA, September 1, 2016 – The San Bernardino National Forest will increase the current seasonal fire restrictions effective Friday, September 2, 2016. Continued hot and dry conditions, coupled with a long-term outlook that predicts no change in weather trends and normal fall winds, have prompted local fire mangers to implement additional fire restrictions on the National Forest. Designed to prevent accidental wildfires, these restrictions will affect additional recreation sites and become more restrictive in areas already in restrictions. “The Blue Cut and Pilot Fires are good examples of how fast new fires are likely to spread this year,”...

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