Tag: Defensible Space

Networking Season Begins With First Big Bear Chamber of Commerce Mixer; SBNFA Hosts 5pm Event at Northwoods

Big Bear Lake, CA — Springtime marks the start of the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce’s mixer season, so starting this evening and most second and fourth Tuesdays, there will be networking opportunities. The first of the mixers will be hosted by the San Bernardino National Forest Association at Northwoods Resort today, April 13, from 5 to 7pm. The SBNFA’s Executive Director Sarah Miggins and staff will be on hand during the event, providing information on the ForestCare landowner assistance program (which offers reimbursement up to 75% for those who create defensible space on their property by tree thinning), as well as the mission of SBNFA, which is to address forest conservation through restoration, environmental education and responsible recreation. The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce mixers are free to Chamber-member businesses, and non-members are also welcome at a cost of $5. Upcoming mixers, on the schedule that extends through November, include May 11 at Mountain Fitness Center, May 25 at the Bowling Barn, and June 8 at Alpine Slide. For more information, call the Chamber at 866-4607 or visit...

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Fire Department Hosts First of Three Defensible Space Workshops on Tuesday, April 13

Big Bear Lake, CA — The Big Bear Lake Fire Department is once again hosting general workshops on defensible space, and the first of these, being held tomorrow, is open to all landscapers, nursery owners, property managers, and handymen, as well as homeowners who want to know how to make their property more fire-safe. The workshops hosted by the fire department will teach attendees how to create defensible space, step-by-step, covering fire safety that not only includes the front, back and side yards, but also from a structure’s foundation to the rooftop. The first of three defensible space workshops is offered free of charge on Tuesday, April 13, from 4 to 6pm; subsequent workshops will be offered on Tuesdays, April 20 and 27, and all three will be held at the Big Bear Lake Fire Department, located at 41090 Big Bear Boulevard. For additional information, or to RSVP for the two-hour session, call David Yegge at the fire department at...

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Smoke May Be Visible; Forest Service Resumes Pile Burning Near Angelus Oaks

Angelus Oaks, CA — Given favorable weather conditions, firefighters with the San Bernardino National Forest are once again working on hazardous fuels removal today. Debris piles are being burned in the Angelus Oaks area, off Highway 38 today, so there is the likelihood that smoke may be visible to the southeast of the Big Bear Valley, as well as for those on Highway 38 and even on Highway 18 in the Running Springs area. Firefighters will be on hand during the burning operations, which will only continue as weather and conditions permit. The hazardous fuels pile burning in the Angelus Oaks area is part of the ongoing community fire protection efforts by the U.S. Forest Service on the San Bernardino National...

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Smoke from Hazardous Fuels Pile Burns Off Highway 38 May Be Visible

Crews from the U.S. Forest Service did some hazardous fuels pile burns in the Angelus Oaks area yesterday, so some residual smoke may still be visible from the Big Bear Valley. At this time [8am], additional pile burning was not scheduled to be taking place today but, again, some smoke may be visible in the vicinity of Barton Flats off Highway...

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Smoke May Be Visible, Due to Forest Service Pile Burns Off Highway 38

Smoke may be visible from the Big Bear Valley this afternoon, as the U.S. Forest Service is conducting hazardous fuels pile burns in the Barton Flats area off Highway 38. Pile burns on the National Forest will continue through the winter months, and smoke may again be visible tomorrow, if weather conditions allow for continued work in the Barton Flats area. Update: Pile burns will continue in the Barton Flats area on Friday, December...

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