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San Bernardino National Forest Increases Fire Restrictions

San Bernardino National Forest Increases Fire Restrictions

By Susan A. Neufeld   Mountain Communities – The San Bernardino National Forest will increase the current seasonal fire restrictions, effective Saturday, July 1, 2017. Hot, dry and windy conditions, along with critically dry and receptive fuel types throughout the San Bernardino National Forest, have prompted local fire managers to implement additional fire restrictions. The restrictions are designed to prevent […]

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NightWatch: The Forest Service Eye in the Sky

NightWatch: The Forest Service Eye in the Sky

By Susan A. Neufeld Mountain Communities – On the Holcomb Fire near Big Bear, the US Forest Service has been utilizing firefighting aircraft both during the day and at night. The public is most familiar with helicopters and airtankers, but the unsung workhorse in the sky, that often is overlooked, is the Air Attack plane circling high overhead and, in Southern […]

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