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Forest Service reduces forest restrictions

With recent winter weather across the southland, forest officials on the San Bernardino National Forest reduced fire restrictions Wednesday, Feb. 22 and will resume winter burning projects. “We will continue to monitor the weather and fuel conditions across the landscape and change restriction levels as conditions warrant,” said Fire Prevention Officer Randy Unkovich. Under the […]

Mountain Area Safety Taskforce revising goals and preparing for 2012 fire season

While the Mountain Area Safety Taskforce is reviewing its goals and objectives, the group is preparing for the 2012 fire season, which may be longer and drier than recent years. Revising Goals and Objectives The members began revising the objectives at the November meeting. The current set was developed in 2003 in response to the […]

No fees to visit local forests

The U.S. Forest Service has waived fees for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. visiting the San Jacinto Ranger District will cost you gas and food, but trails are free this weekend from today through Monday.

Forest Service warning about fire danger — “Very High”

John Miller of the San Bernardino National Forest has shared the following warning for the visitors to the San Jacinto Ranger District. Fire Danger Elevated to “Very High” on the San Bernardino National Forest — Fire Restrictions Increased Fire Danger increases with the unseasonable warmer, drier weather along with persistent Santa Ana wind conditions. Weather […]

Lawler Fire 95 percent contained, Monday evening

Lawler Fire 95 percent contained, Monday evening

The Lawler Fire, which started Sunday, Jan. 8, was at 95 percent containment Monday evening. The burned acreage is about 14 acres within the San Jacinto Ranger District of the San Bernardino National Forest, according to Kate Kramer, Forest Service Public Information Officer. The small community of Eagle’s Nest is no longer still threatened, The […]

Lawler Fire update

Lawler Fire update

The Lawler Fire, which started Sunday, Jan. 8, remains at 70 percent containment and has burned about 14 acres, according to Kate Kramer, Forest Service Public Information Officer. The fire is about four miles north of Idyllwild in the Dark Canyon area. “It hasn’t spread over night,” Kramer said after the morning team briefing. “We […]

Lawler Fire pictures

Lawler Fire pictures

A brush fire was reported on Highway 243 just north of Black Mountain Road at 2:53 a.m. Sunday …

Lawler Fire poses little danger now

Lawler Fire poses little danger now

Updated 4:30 p.m. A wildfire started around 3 a.m. in the San Jacinto Mountains. The Lawler Fire is in National Forest lands about four miles north of Idyllwild along Highway 243. As of 1 p.m., it has burnt about 14 or 15 acres and is approximately 70 percent contained, according to Kate Kramer, Forest Service […]

Forest Service lifts fire restrictions

With recent rain across the southland, forest officials on the San Bernardino National Forest reduced fire restrictions effective today and have begun winter burning projects. “While campfires and recreational shooting are being allowed in portions of the forest, we are not completely out of wildfire danger yet, and ask the public to always exercise caution […]

San Bernardino National Forest Waives Fees on National Public Lands Day

The San Bernardino National Forest Service is waiving fees on Saturday, September 24. No Adventure Pass is required for use of High Impact Recreation Areas or day-use sites in recognition of National Public Lands Day. The Forest Service has more than 60 project sites for initiatives across the country participating in this hands-on, national volunteer […]

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