16 Days of Arsonist’ Destruction

In the Beautiful San Jacinto Mountains


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U.S. Forest Service, San Bernardino National Forest____ Reported Friday, August 10, 2018 that muilti-agency Fire Fighters were credited with final success of the Cranston Fire incident, containment of 100%, the evening of August 9th. 

The blaze began Wednesday, July 25th and burned 13,139 acres across the San Jacinto Mountains. 39 personnel remain assigned to the incident. U.S. Forest Service,

Fire Fighters will continue to patrol and mop-up hot spots in the interior of the wildfire’s perimeter until the fire is fully controlled and out.


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LEFT  U.S. Forest Hot Shots March to Fight    

RIGHT  FIRE Idyllwild California our Flag


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LEFT  Prepared the road to open PHOTO CREDIT:  press enterprise com

RIGHT  Idyllwild Town Center



The week of August 5th, the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team began an assessment of burned watersheds to identify post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, damage to property/infrastructure and critical natural or cultural resources on National Forest System lands. The data will provide a list of emergency stabilization measures to be taken before the first major rain storms. BAER maps and reports will be available online after the team has completed their assessments. 


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LEFT  Gathering field data                                 RIGHT   PHOTO BY:  kdnk.com

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Big-bear-lake net.jpg   Note: Big Bear Lake NewsRoom editor, E T Russell and Photographer Richard Millener with several press personnel, joined the BAER Team on the 2015 Lake Fire investigation; that was located in the Barton Flats and State Route #38 vicinity.