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Volunteers needed to staff fire towers in San Bernardino National Forest


Last updated 3/24/2018 at 9:28pm

IDYLLWILD - With the start of Southern California wildfire season only weeks away, an organization that operates fire lookout towers in the San Bernardino National Forest is actively seeking volunteers to staff seven mountaintop towers from which forest rangers can be alerted when a blaze erupts.

“We do the quiet part -- call in the smoke,'' Pam Morey of Cedar Pines told City News Service. “We don't go in and fight the fire.''

Morey is a veteran member of the nonprofit Southern California Mountains Foundation, a U.S. Forest Service partner for the last 25 years, dedicated to spott...

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