November 8 2018

State Route 38   

 First Responders Looking for  Potential ARSONIST

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The Big Bear Fire Department, Big Bear Sheriff Station, and California Highway Patrol are currently responding to reports of multiple small fires off State Route-38 near Hatchery Road (Sugarloaf – Erwin Lake – Lake Williams) vicinity and continuing downbound off SR-38.

Witnesses have provided information that a male subject driving a late '90's to early 2000's green Ford F-150 extended cab pick-up truck was seen throwing embers out of the vehicle from State Route-38 into forested areas. 

San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputies from Angeles Oaks and Yucaipa are also responding and conducting area checks along SR-38, to locate the suspect.

Motorists are requested to be aware of emergency equipment on State Route-38

Motorists are requested

  to be aware of

emergency equipment on 

 State Route-38

and yield the right-of-way.

If you see this suspect or have additional information

 on this matter, you are encouraged to contact


Citizens are advised

not to approach,

 contact or attempt to detain the suspect,

and to report the

location immediately

for law enforcement personnel to respond.