Malabar Way Home
Courtesy BIG BEAR FIRE DEPT
December 10, 2018, 9:44 A.M.____ A Big Bear City residential structure fire
was reported on Malabar Way between Brewer Way and Gilroy Drive, Monday
arrival of Big
Bear Fire Engine #283 (Sugarloaf) Fire Fighting Crews observed a single-family
two-story dwelling with heavy smoke and flames coming from the front and back
of the home.
The Fire Fighters were able to confine the fire
to the structure of origin preventing the spread to adjacent homes. There were
two residents at home at the time of the fire. Big Bear Sheriff Deputy Destiny
Derryberry and off-duty Paid-Call Captain Nick Bruinsma rescued the individuals
in the home. Both were treated on-scene with no transport necessary. Knock-down
was obtained within 15 minutes. Fire Crews continued fire suppression activity,
obtaining complete suppression within approximately 25 minutes.
The first unit on-scene was Big Bear
Fire Engine #283 from the Sugarloaf Station, commanded by Captain Luke Wagner.
Command was transferred to Big Bear Fire Chief Jeff Willis upon his arrival.
Big Bear Fire Battalion Chief Ryan Harold
assumed operations upon his arrival to complete the command and control of the
response by Big Bear Fire Department. The fire required all units from Big Bear
Fire Department to respond, causing a level zero draw-down; however, back-up
coverage was provided to the Valley by CAL FIRE.
The origin of the fire is under investigation by
Big Bear Fire Department.
Home Suffers Significant Damage
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
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