Scheduled for Friday
San Bernardino National Forest Fire
Crews are planning for more prescribed burning activities in the
Big Bear Lake area later this week. Up to 20 acres on Forest Service
land will be targeted on Friday, March 25th, in the vicinity of Club
View Drive and Willow Avenue of the Moonridge neighborhood. The area, including
the Bristlecone and Fern trails, will remain open to visitors, who are advised
that smoke will be present.
Areas treated with fire will continue to smolder throughout the weekend.
Fire Crews will be on scene daily to monitor and patrol. Rain and/or snow
forecasted for Monday March 28th, will help crews mop up.
Prescribed burning brings numerous benefits to the area. Not only does
fire have a natural role in the ecosystem, reducing fuels near communities
creates a safer space for firefighters to work in the event of an approaching
wildfire. Close to 350 acres of prescribed burning has been accomplished this
past Winter near communities and fire stations. More acres, including around
Big Bear Lake, will be treated in Spring as weather conditions and staffing
Caring for the land and serving people