Hot Water Heater Fire Causes
May 7, 2019, Big Bear Lake____
Big Bear Fire Department reported a structure fire at
approximately 8:01 A.M., Monday, May 6, 2019. The residence is located in Erwin
Lake near Ash Lane between State Lane and Oak Lane.
Upon arrival, Big Bear Fire Department Crews observed
a single-family dwelling with light smoke coming from the home. Two residents were
home and who exited the property safely.
The Fire Fighters
confined the fire to the hot water heater preventing the spread to the
remainder of the home. Knock-down was obtained within 15 minutes. Crews removed
the hot water heater to check for fire extension underneath the home.
Photos courtesy of Big Bear Fire Department
The first unit
on-scene was Big Bear Fire Department’s
Engine #283 from the Sugarloaf Station, commanded by Captain David Jayne.
Command was transferred to Big Bear Fire
Assistant Chief/ Big Bear Fire Marshal Mike Maltby upon
Big Bear Fire Department responded with
two engines and two ambulances with a crew of eight to work the incident.
CAL FIRE responded but was not
activated and subsequently released.
The origin of the fire was determined
to be the hot water heater.
For tips on fire safety visit Big
Bear Fire Department website at www.bigbearfire.org
About Big Bear Fire Department:
Big Bear Fire Authority was formed under a Joint Powers Agreement in
2012 combining Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District and Big Bear City Fire
Department, now commonly known as Big Bear Fire Department. Since its
inception, Big Bear Fire Department is committed to providing Big Bear Valley
with professional fire, medical and emergency services “Protecting Lives and
Property,” with timely response to fire and medical emergencies.