San Bernardino Mountains

Firefighters in Southern California

California Crackling With Wildfires On First Day Of Summer

Summer arrived in California on Sunday with fire season in full swing, as crews knocked down dozens of small blazes throughout the state and slowed the spread of a huge forest fire in the San Bernardino Mountains.

06/21/2015

Oakhurst Fire

Wildfires Burning Up And Down California; Big Bear Lake Blaze Grows To 13,000 Acres

Hot, dry California was beginning to feel the full brunt of fire season as blazes burned throughout the state, though most areas dodged any serious destruction.

06/20/2015

A wildfire burns in the San Bernardino Mountains near Rancho Cucamonga, April 30, 2014. (CBS)

Wind-Fueled San Bernardino County Wildfire Forces Evacuations

A wildfire that forced the evacuation of at least 1,100 homes grew to 800 acres on Wednesday, fanned by gusty Santa Ana winds that pushed it through foothills east of Los Angeles.

04/30/2014

Christopher Dorner (Photo by LAPD via Getty Images)

Details Emerge On Fugitive Ex-LAPD Cop’s Last Days, Death

Fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner hid in a mountain condominium as a door-to-door manhunt took place outside and, after he finally made his break, apparently killed himself with a gunshot to the head amid a fiery battle with police.

02/15/2013

Aerial view of the burning cabin where  fugitive suspect Christopher Dorner was engaged in a gun battle with authorities in Big Bear, Feb. 12, 2013. (CBS)

Sheriff Says Deputies Didn’t Intentionally Burn Cabin With Ex-Cop Fugitive Inside

The San Bernardino County Sheriff maintained Wednesday that his deputies did not intentionally burn down the mountain cabin where a wanted former LAPD police officer is thought to have died.

02/13/2013

Aerial view of the burning cabin where  fugitive suspect Christopher Dorner was engaged in a gun battle with authorities in Big Bear, Feb. 12, 2013. (CBS)

Fugitive Ex-Cop’s Body Found Inside Burned Cabin Near Big Bear

Christopher Dorner, the former police officer who was suspected of killing four people and was the subject of an intense statewide manhunt, has died after being barricaded in a cabin that was later engulfed in flames, CBS News has learned from law enforcement sources.

02/12/2013