Smoke may be visible in our area today (March 20), particularly to the Valley’s southeast toward Highway 38, as hazardous fuels pile burns continue on the San Bernardino National Forest. Today’s burns are taking place in the Barton Flats area, as well as a portion of the San Bernardino National Forest just off the highway, south of Angelus Oaks. During pile burns past, smoke from this area has been visible from as far away as the Arctic Circle portion of Highway 18, so just know that these are controlled burns by the U.S. Forest Service, should you see smoke toward Big Bear Valley’s east end today.
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