Winter prescribed burning projects announced

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SAN BERNARDINO -- With the first significant winter storm of the season passing Wednesday, Nov. 20, officials with San Bernardino National Forest have prepared to implement prescribed burning projects across the forest in both the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountain ranges. The first project was slated for Friday, Nov. 22, at Heaps Peak Helibase, which is located on Highway 18 between Lake Arrowhead and Running Springs. The project targeted 360 piles, culled from approximately 36 acres of fuels reduction around the facility. Fire crews burned piles from 443 acres of brush clearance on the south and southwest areas Big Bear Monday, Nov. 25, in three locations: to the south of the Sugarloaf neighborhood, in the Moonridge neighborhood along Forest Road 2N27 – Sand Canyon Road –
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