Pile Burning Near Big Bear Ski resorts Scheduled for Tuesday March 6, 2018

Pile burning in Big Bear Lake Tuesday March 6, 2018, weather permitting. (File Photo)

By Susan A. Neufeld

Big Bear Lake , CA – Mountaintop Ranger District, San Bernardino National Forest and U.S. Forest service are planning to burn 400 Piles of thinned brush and small trees, representing 181 acres of fuels reduction around ski resorts and communities. The thinning is part of a larger project to reduce fuels surrounding communities on the south side of Big Bear Valley. Projects like this reduce the risk of wildfire spreading into developed parts of the valley. Smoke may be visible from the pile burning site.

The location is between Bear Mountain and Snow Summit ski area, along U.S. Forest service roads 2N10 and 2N58Y. The closest neighborhood is Moonridge, in the city of Big Bear Lake.

Depending on weather conditions, the project will begin Tuesday, March 6, 2018, and continue intermittently throughout the next two weeks.

To get update before burning days call the forest’s Prescribed Burn Hotline at 909-382-2711.