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Delamar Fire Update

2016 10 03 CDT DelamarAs of 8:40 AM 10/10/16

The fire is currently estimated at 15 acres, and is 98% contained. The "Delamar Fire" was located on Delamar Mountain, North of Big Bear Lake and the community of Fawnskin.

All area roads and trails are now open.

View tonight's Evening Press Release (pdf).

Image shows fire perimeter and road network

The fire was never a threat to the community, and there were no highway closures or evacuations.

Currently, very little smoke is showing as seen below. Photo taken from Highway 38 at Grout Bay.
2016 10 03 CDT


Video of the Delamar Fire taken overnight.

A real-time view of the fire area is available at the website.

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Adopt-A-Hydrant Program

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The Big Bear Fire Department is asking the community for a partnership in our Adopt-A-Hydrant program by adopting a fire hydrant close to your home or business and keeping it free of snow during the winter and free of weeds and shrubbery in the summer.

In the event of a fire, it is imperative that the Fire Department gain access to a water supply via a fire hydrant as quickly as possible so that fire can be extinguished and prevent loss of property and/or life. You can help the Big Bear Fire Department in this quest by adopting a hydrant and making sure that it is easily accessible throughout the year.

Register your adopted hydrant today »


9-1-1 Emergency Texting Now Available in San Bernardino County

BIG BEAR, CA/– Hearing and speech-impaired members of the community, or those in a situation where it is too dangerous to dial 9-1-1, now have another option to call for help in an emergency, Text-to-9-1-1. “Call if you can – text if you can’t” is the slogan developed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the new technology makes its debut in parts of California.

San Bernardino County Fire and Sheriff’s Departments, California Highway Patrol (CHP) and State Emergency Communications 9-1-1 officials announced that local San Bernardino County law enforcement agencies and fire agencies Public Safety 9-1-1 Centers (dispatch) will be equipped to receive and respond to mobile phone Text-to-9-1-1 messages. This service is available for use by the deaf, hard-of-hearing, speech impaired, and in situations where it is too dangerous to make a voice call to 9-1-1. All phones or devices must include a text or data plan to send a Text-to-9-1-1.

Public safety agencies have known for some time that this technology was coming. It is great to now see it come to fruition, giving the public another option to call for help when they need. San Bernardino County Dispatch Centers are trained and ready to assist callers who, for whatever reason, are unable to call 9-1-1. While the technology is still evolving, it another tool to help those who are often the most vulnerable in our communities if they cannot call 9-1-1.