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U.S. Forest Service Conducting Prescribed Burns Near Big Bear Lake and Idyllwild

Zach Behrens
San Bernardino National Forest
U.S. Forest crewmember assisting with a 2018 prescribed burn at Thomas Mountain in the San Jacinto Mountains.

The San Bernardino National Forest will be conducting two notable prescribed burns over the next two weeks.

The first burn will start on Feb. 3, with crews planning to treat 15 acres adjacent to the City of Big Bear Lake. The second burn is set for Feb. 7, where forest service teams will begin a multi-week burn of up to 600 acres near the community of Garner Valley, which is southeast of Idyllwild.

Both fires will be broadcast burns, which is when fire crews conduct a burn that mimics a low-intensity fire. More prescribed burns are planned for this year, including near the communities of Lake Arrowhead, Running Springs, and Angelus Oaks.

Jonathan Linden is a reporter at 91.9 KVCR in San Bernardino, California. He joined KVCR in July 2021 and had previously interned for the station in the Spring of 2019. Outside of KVCR, Jonathan also interned for KALW in San Francisco, KFI in Burbank, and Radio HCJB in Quito, Ecuador.