Rangers to tighten burning restrictions in San Bernardino National Forest

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IDYLLWILD (CNS) - Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 4, restrictions will be tightened on campfires, target shooting, smoking and other activities in the San Bernardino National Forest in an attempt to minimize wildfire risks. According to the U.S. Forest Service, rangers will be clamping down on violators because of the hot, dry conditions contributing to fire danger, reflected in the massive Apple Fire burning on forest land in the San Gorgonio Pass. Between Tuesday and whenever the wet season arrives in Southern California, the following restrictions will be in place, officials said: -- No campfires except in open family camping areas, and the fires must be within designated rings; -- barbecuing will only be permitted on grill stands at Lake Hemet and Lake Fulmor in Riverside County; -- no sm
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