Big Bear News – San Bernardino, Ca — Officials with the San Bernardino National Forest are raising fire restrictions effective today, June 23, 2021, due to the danger from current and anticipated worsening conditions, such as drying vegetation and continued hot temperatures. The restrictions will affect numerous sites and activities on the Forest by prohibiting the … [Read more...] about Forest Fire Restrictions Have Increase
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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!
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