First Church of Christ Scientist
Located in Village at Big Bear Lake
Friday June 16th
at noon Big Bear Fire Department received a 9-1-1 call to a structure
fire in the Big Bear Lake Village, including other calls of
black smoke seen in the Village from the Big Bear Lake. After Fire Personnel
arrived, the building was identified as the First Church-Christ Scientist.
12:05 P.M. a call came in for the fire at the church building at Cottage and Beaver streets .
Upon Fire Crew's arrival flames were observed on the north side of the building and in the
storage shed. Flames were extinguished in approximately 20 minutes. The shed
was destroyed and the church sustained significant damage. There were no
From the near-by Big Bear Fire Station two engines, one truck
and two ambulances responded along with the Fire Battalion Chief Ryan Harold, Fire Captain
Chuck Robillard and Fire Marshal Nick Bruinsma. A total of 17 Big Bear Fire
Crew was active on the scene. Cal-Fire and San Bernardino County Fire had been
called but were canceled enroute, after the immediate response and control of
Fire Fighters. Cal-Fire responded to the Fire Station to staff the personnel that
were assigned to the church fire; therefore, full coverage of responders in
case of another 9-1-1 emergency call.
The cause of the fire
is under joint investigation with Big Bear Fire Department and San Bernardino
County Bomb and Arson. Anyone with
information related are asked to contact the Big
Bear Fire Department at 909-866-7566.
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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.