Our four part series of “Living With Fire” tells how the Big Bear Lake communities have dealt with the threat of fire over the last 100 years.  This Part 3 episode takes a look the Great Fire of 1946.

The images for this video were provided by the recently published “Vanishing Big Bear-2”, and from the historical collections of Rick Keppler, and Mark Durban. “Vanishing Big Bear-2” is a hardbound 8.5” x 11” book. It is available online at FascinatingBigBear.com, at amazon.com also at the following retail locations around the Big Bear valley: Butchers Block, Interiors Home Furnishings, Haus & Home Furnishings, Bear Skins, United Wood Craftsmen, Big Bear Discovery Center, Old Country Store, and Big Bear Sporting Goods.