Residential Structure Collapse             

 Non-occupied residence  


March 4, 2023

Big Bear Valley, CA___  Big Bear Fire Department was notified of an inside investigation regarding a residence located at the  500 block of Maltby Boulevard in Big Bear City, at approximately 11:54 A.M., Saturday, March 4, 2023. Upon arrival, fire crews observed the roof of the structure had collapsed inwards which caused the exterior walls to bow outwards towards the neighboring homes. Bear Valley Electric, Southwest Gas and Big Bear City Community Services District Water Department were notified to discontinue services.

Observing no injuries to the collapsed structure, the property was secured with NO ENTRY fire line tape. The San Bernardino County Building & Safety Department was notified immediately. 



Vehicle Fire Occupants Okay


March 4, 2023

Big Bear Valley, CA___ Big Bear Fire#283 Firefighters responded to a 911-call at 8:53 P.M., Saturday of a vehicle on fire in Sugarloaf in the 500 block of Moreno Avenue. Upon arrival at the scene Firefighters found a fully involved pickup, the occupants were already out of the vehicle.

The fire was contained to the motor compartment and the passenger compartment. The Big Bear Fire Crew quickly extinguished the pickup fire. with no injuries reported. Big Bear Fire #283 Battalion Chief Parham contacted California Highway Patrol for a more extensive report, as cause of the fire is undetermined, for the time being.