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Prescribed burns coming to Inland Empire mountains


Last updated 1/29/2018 at Noon

A firefighter starts a controlled burn in the San Bernardino National Forest. San Bernardino National Forest photo

SAN BERNARDINO – After the previous storm system moved through the area two weeks ago bringing considerable moisture and new grass growth, officials with San Bernardino National Forest are reminding the public of planned ecological restoration efforts using prescribed burning throughout the forest this winter.

The prescribed burns, which will include both broadcast and pile burning, are planned for areas in the San Jacinto and San Bernardino mountains.

“In order to safely defend structures and put firefighters between homes and a wildfire, we need to create defensible space,” Jaime...

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