‚Äč  In West Big Bear Lake 

 

 The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Bomb/Arson Division called in special equipment to stabilize 

the dangerous site, in order for the investigation to continue. Remains of a deceased male were found in the debris.   

 

Reported by E T Russell ___

March 10, 2015 Bigbearscanner.com  reported at:   

 9:41 P M, Tuesday March 10th of a Structure Fire in the 500 Block of Waynoka Road ( GPS: Dream Street, cross streets Trail of the Whispering Pines & Mahanoy Lane) Big Bear Lake

Emergency support and Response:

Big Bear Paid Firefighters, US Forest Service, CALFIRE, San Bernardino County Fire – Fawnskin.  

Incident Name : Waynoka

9:49 P M, Tuesday March 10th Structure Fire, Big Bear Lake (Waynoka Road) One fully involved structure with multiple exposures. Power lines down

9:41 P M, Tuesday March 10th

Fire units are going to search a two-block area around the structure fire for any embers that may have setoff any other fires. There was heavy fire during this event. 

10:14 P M, Tuesday March 10th

Waynoka structure fire: knock down of exterior structure fire on primary residence. A second structure has been damaged by the fire. 

10:15 P M, Tuesday March 10th Fire units are still working possible extension of the structure on the inside of the primary structure. 

10:25 P M, Tuesday March 10th Waynoka Incident  - reporting knockdown of the primary structure. 

10:30 P M, Tuesday March 10th Per Waynoka Incident  - One deceased victim found inside the primary resident.


 March 11, 2015 Big Bear Sheriff Release:

Before 1o:00 P.M. Tuesday evening, March 1oth Big Bear Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to a structure fire in the area of Dream Street and Waynoka Lane in the City of Big Bear Lake. The Deputies and Big Bear Fire Fighters responded and observed a residence fully engulfed in flames. Fire Fighters extinguished the flames; however, the residence had partially collapsed and was completely destroyed. The neighboring properties suffered minor to moderate damage.

 The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Bomb/Arson Division responded to the structure fire site on Waynoka Lane to conduct an investigation. After assessing the scene, it was determined that the structure was too dangerous for investigators to enter the property. The structure was stabilized Wednesday A.M. by special equipment in order for the investigation to continue.  Remains of a deceased male were found in the debris of the structure. The victim’s identification and cause of death will be determined and released by the San Bernardino County Coroner. 

The Bomb/Arson Division investigation into this matter is ongoing. Anyone having further information is requested to contact the Detective Bureau of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at (909) 866-0100. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at (800) 78-CRIME or online at www.wetip.com.

Editor’s Notes: Wednesday afternoon went to follow-up on the Waynoka Incident.  Spoke to several neighbors who heard the explosion, loud enough thought it could’ve been a bomb.  Neighbors told of the fire engulfing the house immediately, that no one could try to rescue anyone on the inside. There were no occupants in the house to the north, although it was scorched by the fire. By the time Fire Fighters arrived flames had taken over the entire structure.