San Bernardino, CA June 27, 2012, 3:00pm – The CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit is putting fire engines and personnel in the San Bernardino Mountains with a target date of July 2, 2012. The last time CAL FIRE resources were stationed in the San Bernardino Mountains was a decade ago when CAL FIRE joined with the U.S. Forest Service/San Bernardino National Forest, San Bernardino County Fire and the local mountain top fire departments in the wake of a continuing drought and increasing bark beetle epidemic. The current repositioning of two fire engines to Crestline and Running Springs is designed to enhance operational response in the mountain top communities. The firefighters will respond to fire activity and will be available to assist local fire agencies when requested. They will also be working to coordinate property inspections as well as other fire prevention activities in cooperation with partner agencies. The fire engines will be located at the CAL FIRE facility in Crestline and the Running Springs fire station.

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