Local Forests Under Fire Weather Watch

San Bernardino National Forest, January 13, 2014 – The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch throughout the Inland Empire due to extremely low humidity. A Fire Weather Watch indicates critically dry conditions that dangerously increase the risk of wildfire. Humidity could dip into single digits with little recovery overnight, especially in wind-prone areas through and below passes and canyons, which could see gusts up to 40 miles per hour.

Wildfires burned over 4 million acres across the country in 2013; the continued lack of precipitation in our local mountains should be a red flag to residents and visitors alike.

Remember:

Never toss burning cigarettes out into dry brush areas.

Completely extinguish any campfires and douse them with water so they cannot relight.

Be cautious with mowing or weed-wacking equipment on dry brush – one spark can ignite a blaze.

 

 

San Bernardino National Forest, January 13, 2014 – The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch throughout the Inland Empire due to extremely low humidity. A Fire Weather Watch indicates critically dry conditions that dangerously increase the risk of wildfire. Humidity could dip into single digits with little recovery overnight, especially in wind-prone areas through and below passes and canyons, which could see gusts up to 40 miles per hour.

Wildfires burned over 4 million acres across the country in 2013; the continued lack of precipitation in our local mountains should be a red flag to residents and visitors alike.

Remember:

Never toss burning cigarettes out into dry brush areas.

Completely extinguish any campfires and douse them with water so they cannot relight.

Be cautious with mowing or weed-wacking equipment on dry brush – one spark can ignite a blaze.

 

 

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