Controlled burns planned near Idyllwild next week

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IDYLLWILD (CNS) - U.S. Forest Service crews are slated next week to continue a series of controlled burns in the San Bernardino National Forest, north and south of Idyllwild, where nearly 50 acres of overgrowth will be eliminated, as long as winds remain calm, federal officials said today. According to the USFS, controlled burns that began in November, thanks to the onset of winter weather, are scheduled at five locations within the San Bernardino National Forest in Riverside County, near Idyllwild, between Sunday and next Saturday. "Fire crews will continue to take advantage of weather conditions that are safe for prescribed fire to burn slash piles made from vegetation thinned from the forest," said agency spokesman Zach Behrens. "These active forest management projects continue lo
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