Big Bear News - Big Bear, CA - Every year Caltrans Maintenance and Geotechnical engineers complete field reviews to assess slopes on state routes for rockfall and other issues that may affect travel in mountainous regions. The safety of the traveling public is the number one priority at Caltrans. Rain, wind, snow, fires and other natural disasters occur throughout the State all … [Read more...] about Caltrans Specialists Scale Boulders & Cliffsides to Protect Motorist Safety – Using Courage, Know-How & Explosives!
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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- San Bernardino National Forest officials have welcomed Scott Howes as the Forest's new Deputy Fire Chief. Chief Howes, who has served the public with the U.S. Forest Service for 34 years, was most recently the Division Chief for the Front Country Ranger District. Chief Howes started his career on the San Bernardino National Forest in 1987, … [Read more...] about Scott Howes promoted to Deputy Fire Chief
Big Bear News - Big Bear Lake, CA - UPDATE: 10/3/20, 4PM - Smoke is visible today from the El Dorado Fire now at 22,744 acres and 93% containment. Trees and stumps continue to burn within the containment line and does not present a threat to Big Bear. Please do not call 911 if you see smoke coming from this area. UPDATE: 9/27/20, 12NOON: Fire activity near containment … [Read more...] about El Dorado Fire – Update
Big Bear News - San Bernardino, Calif— San Bernardino National Forest officials will extend staffing for fire personnel this weekend in anticipation of record breaking heat and visitor levels. Schedules will be augmented to 24-hour shifts in case a fire begins overnight. Extra personnel, including an engine strike team and a hot shot crew, will additionally be pre-positioned … [Read more...] about Firefighters Prepare for Busy, Sweltering Holiday Weekend
Big Bear, CA - CAL FIRE firefighters are staffing up and preparing for the forecasted extreme fire weather across California. The National Weather Service has issued red flag warnings and fire weather watches for areas of northern, central and southern California. This will likely be the strongest offshore wind event so far this season. “With some of the most destructive and … [Read more...] about CAL FIRE Increases Staffing for Extreme Fire Danger Conditions