San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Bomb/Arson Division called in
special equipment to stabilize
site, in order for the investigation to continue. Remains of a deceased
male were found in the debris.
by E T Russell ___
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
M, Tuesday March 10th
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
M, Tuesday March 10th
structure fire: knock down of exterior structure fire on primary residence. A
second structure has been damaged by the fire.
M, Tuesday March 10th Fire units are still working possible extension
of the structure on the inside of the primary structure.
M, Tuesday March 10th Waynoka Incident - reporting knockdown of the primary
M, Tuesday March 10th Per Waynoka Incident - One deceased victim found inside the
March 11, 2015 Big Bear
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.
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.
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.
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.