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Vehicle Rollover Ignites Vegetation Fire


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Photos courtesy of Big Bear Fire Department


Big Bear Lake, CA, August 22, 2019 ____ Early Thursday morning the Big Bear Fire Crews and Cal Fire Crews responded to a report of a traffic collision resulting in a vegetation fire northeast of Big Bear City.  Big Bear Fire Fighters arrived at 6:52 A.M. car rollover accident of a single vehicle on fire that spread to nearby vegetation, at State Route 18 and Holcomb Valley Road.

Big Bear Fire Interim Battalion Chief Luke Wagner assumed command of the incident while support from Engine 282, Water Tender 282, Medic Ambulance 282 with Paramedics took immediate action in fighting further spread of the fire. 

 Cal Fire Engine 3558 were responsible for achieving fire knock-down within approximately ten minutes. Two passengers in the vehicle suffered minor injuries. There were no injuries to Fire Fighters..


For additional information, please contact Big Bear Fire Department at (909) 866-7566.


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, the 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.