© 2024 91.9 KVCR

KVCR is a service of the San Bernardino Community College District.

San Bernardino Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

701 S Mt Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino CA 92410
Where you learn something new every day.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Highway 38 Sign Dedicated to Fallen Mentone Firefighter


CalTrans has installed a sign on State Route 38 to honor the memory of a Mentone based U.S. Forest Service firefighter.


The sign in honor of U.S. Forest Service firefighter Brent Michael Witham was installed near Mentone to rename a section of State Route 38 between Mill Creek Bridge and Mountain Home Creek Bridge in his memory on April 29.

Witham, a resident of Mentone, began his firefighting career in Riverside in 2011. Four years later he was a member of an elite Hotshot crew. He died in August 2017 while working on the Lolo Peak Fire in Western Montana. He was 29.

A ceremony to commemorate his life and the sign’s installation will be planned for a later date when restrictions for gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted.