Quickly Brought Under Control by Local Resources
BIG BEAR CITY, CA/June 4, 2016 – A small vegetation fire occurred early in the morning, Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Greenway Drive and Pioneer Lane in Big Bear City. The fire occurred approximately 300 yards off of Pioneer Lane and is estimated to have burned just over an eighth of an acre. Big Bear Fire Department responded to the call of the fire shortly after 6:30 a.m. and quickly brought the fire under control by 7:00 a.m.
Big Bear Fire Department’s Battalion Chief Harold, two brush engines, and one engine responded to the call. Big Bear Fire Department received assistance from one Cal Fire engine, as well as one engine from the U.S. Forest Service. The U.S. Forest service, headed by Battalion Chief Koontz also responded with one hand crew and a law enforcement unit, at which time command was transferred to the U.S. Forest Service. There were no major road closures and no structures damaged. No evacuations were necessary.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the U.S. forest service at this time. Big Bear Fire Department reminds residents and visitors that as the temperature rises, fuel moisture goes down, increasing the threat of wildfire. Citizens should be alert, report suspicious activity. Be prepared for any type of incident; preparedness is key. Please call (909) 866-7566, or visit www.bigbearfire.org for further information on how to be prepared for any disaster, and to obtain a Ready, Set, Go guide.
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.
Contact: Nick Bruinsma, Assistant Fire Marshal
Big Bear Fire Department
41090 Big Bear Blvd.
P.O. Box 2830
Big Bear Lake, Calif. 92315
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE