San Bernardin0 Forest at Big Bear Lake
San Bernardino, CA___
Fire restrictions on the San Bernardino
National Forest will be relaxed beginning Saturday, January 8, 2022. Multiple
winter storms in December 2021 brought significant rain and snow to the area,
decreasing the fire danger to moderate forest-wide.
a very long fire season, I am breathing a sigh of relief for our staff who
tirelessly worked to serve the public throughout the peak fire season,"
said Forest Supervisor Danelle Harrison. "However, it remains important
for the public to continue to be safe and responsible with any activities
involving fire during the winter and spring as vegetation can still
new fire restrictions, set through a forest order (see attached), will allow
visitors to have campfires in Forest Service-provided fire rings at open
developed recreation sites and target shoot in designated areas.
· · The prohibitions
· Building, maintaining, attending or
using a fire, campfire, or stove fire in any other location than open developed
· Smoking, except within an enclosed
vehicle or building, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in
diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
· Operating an internal combustion
engine off paved, gravel or dirt National Forest System roads and trails,
except boats on a water surface.
· Welding or operating an acetylene or
other torch with open flame.
Roads 1N09 (City Creek) and 1N34 (Big Trees - Cucamonga), both which were
closed due to fire danger, will reopen.
should take note that the Bee Canyon Recreational Shooting Sites will be closed
Saturday, January 15, for a volunteer cleanup event.
violation of the fire restrictions is punishable by a fine up to $5,000 for an individual
or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months or