Quick Action by Fire
Fighters Prevents Spread to Neighbors Homes
Photo courtesy by BIG BEAR FIRE DEPARTMENT
SIGNIFICANT FIRE DAMAGE
to Big Bear City Home
Bear Lake, California/September 20, 2018 ____
residential structure fire, located in Big Bear City, on Ashwood Lane was
reported Thursday at approximately 12:34 P.M.
arrival, Big Bear Fire Department Crews observed a single-family, two-story
dwelling with heavy smoke and flames coming out from two sides of the home. The
Fire Fighters were able to confine the blaze to the structure of origin,
preventing spread to adjacent residents.
Bear Fire Battalion Chief Brian Parham was on-scene and in-command of the
response by Big Bear Fire Department, with assistance from CAL FIRE and the U.S.
Forest Service. The fire required all units from Big Bear
Fire Department to respond, causing a level zero draw-down. Back-up coverage
was provided to the Valley by CAL FIRE and San Bernardino County Fire.
residence was cleared with no occupants in the home. Big Bear Fire units
continued fire suppression activity with complete knock-down obtained within
approximately 35-40 minutes. Two Big Bear Fire Department Fire Fighters
received minor injuries.
The origin of the Ashwood
Lane structure fire is under investigation by the Big Bear Fire Department.