RESPONSE TEAM From Big
U.S. Forest Service, Cal
Over-powers VEGETATION FIRE
2016____ A small
vegetation fire occurred early Saturday June 4th morning, near Greenway Drive and Pioneer Lane in Big Bear
The fire occurred approximately 300 yards off of Pioneer
Lane and was estimated to have burned just over an eighth of an acre. Big Bear
Fire Department responded to the call of the fire shortly after 6:30 a.m. and
quickly brought the fire under control by 7:00 A.M.
Big Bear Fire Department’s Battalion Chief Harold, two brush
engines, and one engine responded to the call. Big Bear Fire Department
received assistance from one Cal Fire engine, as well as one engine from the
U.S. Forest Service. The U.S. Forest service, headed by Battalion Chief Koontz also responded with one hand crew and a law enforcement
unit, at which time command was transferred to the U.S. Forest Service. There
were no major road closures and no structures damaged. No evacuations were
The cause of the fire
is under investigation by the U.S. Forest Service at this time. Big Bear Fire
Department reminds residents and visitors that as the temperature rises, fuel
moisture goes down, increasing the threat of wildfire.
Fire Fighters ask Citizens to
be alert, report suspicious activity.
Be prepared for any type of
incident; preparedness is the key.
(909) 866-7566, or visit www.bigbearfire.org
for further information on how to be prepared for any disaster, and to obtain a Ready, Set, Go Guide.
About Big Bear Fire Department:
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.