The next round of curbside chipping overseen by the Big Bear City Fire Department gets underway as of Monday. East Valley neighborhoods, including those in Big Bear City, North Shore, Shay Meadow, Erwin Lake and Meadowbrook Estates, have been receiving curbside chipping since July 13, and San Bernardino County crews have been making their way west within these areas to chip dead vegetation and tree trimmings left curbside. Neighborhoods in the upper Moonridge area will be visited next, and residents within this area are asked to have their chipping materials curbside by Monday, August 3. (Those unsure whether their Moonridge home falls within the jurisdiction of Big Bear Lake or the County, can call either the Big Bear Lake Fire Department at 866-7566 or the Bear City Fire Department at 585-2362 to verify.) But, again, all upper Moonridge residents should have their chipping piles on the curb by Monday. Residents within the City of Big Bear Lake can call for on-demand curbside chipping, by leaving a message on the chipper hotline at 752-2805. More information on creating defensible space is available online at BigBearCityFire.org and ThinIsIn.org.
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