Big Bear, Ca, November 4, 2011, 10:00am – Due to favorable weather conditions, the US Forest Service will be conducting fuels reduction pile burnings today.  Motorists may see smoke on the North Shore near the Fawnskin Fire Department, or near the Big Pine Flats area, which is north of Camp Whittle.  According to John Miller at the Forest Service, fire crews try to get rid of excess fuel when weather can limit the spread of fire.  Fire crews will be conducting the pile burnings today, and should be finished before dark.