Malabar Way Home


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                                                                            Photo Courtesy BIG BEAR FIRE  DEPT

December 10, 2018, 9:44 A.M.____ A Big Bear City residential structure fire was reported on Malabar Way between Brewer Way and Gilroy Drive, Monday morning.

Upon arrival of Big Bear Fire Engine #283 (Sugarloaf) Fire Fighting Crews observed a single-family two-story dwelling with heavy smoke and flames coming from the front and back of the home.

The Fire Fighters were able to confine the fire to the structure of origin preventing the spread to adjacent homes. There were two residents at home at the time of the fire. Big Bear Sheriff Deputy Destiny Derryberry and off-duty Paid-Call Captain Nick Bruinsma rescued the individuals in the home. Both were treated on-scene with no transport necessary. Knock-down was obtained within 15 minutes. Fire Crews continued fire suppression activity, obtaining complete suppression within approximately 25 minutes.

The first unit on-scene was Big Bear Fire Engine #283 from the Sugarloaf Station, commanded by Captain Luke Wagner. Command was transferred to Big Bear Fire Chief Jeff Willis upon his arrival.

Big Bear Fire Battalion Chief Ryan Harold assumed operations upon his arrival to complete the command and control of the response by Big Bear Fire Department. The fire required all units from Big Bear Fire Department to respond, causing a level zero draw-down; however, back-up coverage was provided to the Valley by CAL FIRE.

 The origin of the fire is under investigation by Big Bear Fire Department.


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Home Suffers Significant Damage


     FIRE BB townhalls Oct2018.jpg 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.



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