Pile burning to continue in the San Jacinto Mountains

Contact(s): Zach Behrens, 909-382-2788

After a week of pile burning at the Vista Grande Fire Station, north of Idyllwild, fire crews will continue to take advantage of weather conditions safe for prescribed fire to burn slash piles made from vegetation thinned from the National Forest. These active forest management projects continue longtime efforts to maintain facility and community defense throughout the Forest. Smoke and flames may be visible day and night during burning periods.

Multiple locations, listed from north to south:

  • Vista Grande Fire Station, north of Idyllwild (12 acres; project began Dec. 30)
  • Alandale Fire Station, north of Idyllwild (4 acres)
  • Keenwild Fire Station, south of Idyllwild (21 acres)
  • Kenworthy Fire Station in Garner Valley (10 acres)
  • Cranston Fire Station, east of Hemet (12 acres)

Burning is planned throughout the week beginning Sunday, Jan. 5. Crews will evaluate the safest and most productive sites each morning to determine that day’s location(s).

GET UPDATES: Follow the forest on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SanBernardinoNF to receive daily burn notices (a Twitter account is not required to check the account).