Category: San Bernardino National Forest

1st Annual “Conquer the Wall” Running Event at Snow Summit

Big Bear, CA – The first annual ‘Ryan Hall’s Conquer the Wall’ endurance running event will be held at Snow Summit on July 30th at 9:00 a.m. hosted by the Big Bear High School Cross Country team. Participants of all ages are invited to test their endurance on the famous “Wall” climb that former Olympian runner Ryan Hall used to train on while growing up in Big Bear. The current high school cross country team in Big Bear still utilizes this course every summer for their training, hoping to reach the heights that Ryan Hall established. Three State Champions later….it...

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Small fire seen from Lake Erwin – Fire Crews on Scene

Monday evening around 6:30 a vegetation fire was reported in the Sugarloaf area which was unrelated to an earlier structure fire in the town of Sugarloaf.   Big Bear Fire Department with Cal-Fire and Forest Service Fire responded.    The fire is being described as small but smoke may still be visible from the Erwin Lake area.  Air tankers and water dropping helicopters have been working with ground crews with good success.   Although we don’t have a size to report we were told that the local firefighters with Big Bear Fire were released and that with the cooler evening temperatures that...

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No Personal Fireworks – Additional Forest Restrictions

Big Bear Fire Department’s Assistant Chief-Fire Marshal Mike Maltby stated, “The only fireworks allowed in Big Bear is the professional 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular over the lake. No personal fireworks are allowed. Fire officials will be issuing citations with fines up to $1,000 for fireworks violations.” The Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake provides locals and visitors with a world class fireworks display on the evening of July 4th, visible from many vantage points in the Big Bear Valley. Sit back and enjoy the show with synchronized music on KBHR 93.3 and 102.5. Big Bear Fire Department encourages...

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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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