Increased Fire Weather Returns
Target shooting to
be temporarily prohibited
January 13, 2021
San Bernardino, CA
activities were temporarily suspended starting Wednesday due worsening weather
conditions, including multiple incoming Santa Ana wind events, San Bernardino
National Forest officials have announced. The wind events, rated as moderate, are
forecasted to begin Thursday January 14, 2021 and last throughout next week.
The U.S. Forest
Service Santa Ana Wind Threat Index defines a moderate
wind event as one where, upon ignition, fires will grow
rapidly and will be difficult to control.
burning is an important activity for the long-term health and wellness of the
Forest," said Fire Chief Jaime Gamboa, "but when a heightened fire
danger returns, we need to switch gears and be ready for the possibility of
significant fire activity."
Additional resources have been requested to increase staffing
levels during the wind events.
Forest residents and visitors are asked to be vigilant when
participating in any activity that could create sparks. Recreational target shooting will be temporarily prohibited
beginning Friday. Campgrounds and yellow post sites are currently closed,
abating the risk from campfires.
Fire crews will return to prescribed burning when weather
conditions are safe again.