Early morning Friday May 15th, the Big Bear Fire Department responded to a
reported structure fire in the 400 block of Barrett Way in Big Bear City at
approximately 7:30 A.M.
Upon arrival of fire crews, a single family home
was engulfed in flames with fire exposure to the neighboring house. Big Bear Boulevard had to be shut down for a
short time while fire crews extinguished the blaze. The fire was called under control within 20
minutes. No other structures sustained any fire damage.
Responding to the fire was Big Bear Paid-call
Fire Fighters, Big Bear Medic Unit and U.S. Forest Service was requester to
respond. The cause of the fire is
suspicious in nature. The Big Bear Arson Investigation Team is
working with the San Bernardino County
Sheriff’s Arson and Investigation Team to determine the exact cause of this
No injuries occurred as a result of this
fire. Any further inquiries regarding
this incident should be directed to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s