First Church of Christ Scientist

Located in Village at Big Bear Lake



Friday June 16th at noon Big Bear Fire Department received a 9-1-1 call to a structure fire in the Big Bear Lake Village, including other calls of black smoke seen in the Village from the Big Bear Lake. After Fire Personnel arrived, the building was identified as the First Church-Christ Scientist.   

****At 12:05 P.M. a call came in for the fire at the church building at Cottage and Beaver streets . Upon Fire Crew's arrival flames were observed on the north side of the building and in the storage shed. Flames were extinguished in approximately 20 minutes. The shed was destroyed and the church sustained significant damage. There were no injuries.

From the near-by Big Bear Fire Station two engines, one truck and two ambulances responded along with the Fire Battalion Chief Ryan Harold, Fire Captain Chuck Robillard and Fire Marshal Nick Bruinsma. A total of 17 Big Bear Fire Crew was active on the scene. Cal-Fire and San Bernardino County Fire had been called but were canceled enroute, after the immediate response and control of Fire Fighters. Cal-Fire responded to the Fire Station to staff the personnel that were assigned to the church fire; therefore, full coverage of responders in case of another 9-1-1 emergency call. 



The cause of the fire is under joint investigation with Big Bear Fire Department and San Bernardino County Bomb and Arson.  Anyone with information related are asked to contact the Big Bear Fire Department at 909-866-7566.   

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About Big Bear Fire Department:

Big Bear Fire Authority was formed under a Joint Powers Agreement in 2012 combining Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District and Big Bear City Fire Department, now commonly known as Big Bear Fire Department. Since its inception, Big Bear Fire Department is committed to providing Big Bear Valley with professional fire, medical and emergency services “Protecting Lives and Property,” with timely response to fire and medical emergencies.