smokey-thumbPile burning on the San Bernardino National Forest resumed today, as firefighters with the U.S. Forest Service reduce hazardous fuels in the Barton Flats area near Angelus Oaks off Highway 38. Smoke may be visible as crews continue pile burning, as long as there are favorable conditions. Firefighters continuously monitor current and expected weather conditions, and make adjustments to burning operations as needed and, per the Forest Service, burning of these brush piles is needed in order to further reduce the threat of wildfire to our mountain communities. Burning will cease if conditions become unsafe but, in the meantime, smoke may be visible at the east end of the Valley and off Highway 38.