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Forest service begins prescribed pile burns in San Bernardino National Forest

 

Last updated 12/4/2018 at 12:30pm



IDYLLWILD - The U.S. Forest Service burned piles of leftover debris in the San Bernardino National Forest on Tuesday, Dec. 4, with several more prescribed burns planned for later this week.

Fire crews set "slash piles'' ablaze this morning near the Vista Grande Fire Station north of Idyllwild, and warned residents that smoke and flames may be visible in the area.

The burn -- one of several slated for the area to dispose of brush clearance, or natural debris that is the product of forest management activities near fire stations -- was conducted to dispose of debris from 12 acres of brush clearance around the Vista Grande station.

A burn had also been scheduled in the vicinity of the forest's Banning Fire Station, but wind conditions resulted in its postponement until Thursday.

Other burns will possibly take place this week, weather permitting, near the Keenwild Fire Station in Idyllwild, the Kenworthy Fire Station in Garner Valley and the Cranston Fire station east of Hemet.

 

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