Tag: Fuels Reduction project

Fuelbreak Work In Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 20, 2012, 6:00am – Forest Service contractors are set to begin fuels reduction work on the south side of Big Bear along forest road 2N10. The 108-acre project area is located between Moonridge and Snow Summit along the popular 2N10 Mill Creek Forest Road and 2N10E, and the work will create a 300-foot wide fuelbreak. During the logging operations, the public is asked to exercise extreme caution in the area.  During the project, 2N10 Mill Creek Road will be subject to delays in the area to keep forest visitors safe, while heavy equipment is working. Forest visitors should stay out of logging areas during the project for their own safety. Logging areas are dangerous even when timber workers are not in the area. The project is part of the on-going work on the south side of the Big Bear community to reduce hazardous...

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Fire Burns 12 Acres In Lytle Creek Canyon

Lytle Creek, CA, June 26, 2012, 8:00am – The Lytle Fire is now 100% contained. The fire was reported at 4:56 pm Sunday near Sheep Canyon Road, north of the community of Lytle Creek. Two hundred firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire Department, CalFire and the Bureau of Land Management responded, taking immediate, aggressive and decisive actions to hold the fire to 12 acres. The fire burned in heavy chaparral in rocky, steep terrain and burned into a US Forest Service fuels reduction project, which greatly helped slow the spread of the fire. During the height of the firefight, five homes were temporarily evacuated in Happy Jack, a community in Lytle Creek canyon, and Lytle Creek Road was closed north of Sheep Canyon. U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Investigators are working to determine the exact cause of the blaze. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31568.mp3|titles=Lytle Fire – Mike Evans Reporting]  ...

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Forest Service Conducts South Big Bear Fuels Reduction Project

Big Bear, Ca, July 18th, 2011, 3:00pm – An uproar came from local mountain bikers last week when portions of a heavily used single-track trail, known as Pirates of the Caribbean, was turned into a fire road.  According to Paul Bennett with the Forest Service last year an environmental assessment was conducted on a 30 acre parcel of forest service land west of Snow Summit, and it was decided that this area of land that includes the Pirates trail needed to be part of this years South Big Bear Fuels Reduction Project.  The trail has been turned into a fire road for the time being so that the forest service can get their equipment into and out of the project area.  Bennett told KBHR that once the project is completed at the end of this summer the trail area will be cleaned up and returned to the mountain biking and hiking community.  However for the project timeline the area is closed off to bikers and hikers for their safety.  Forest Service workers will be using chain saws and other loud machinery, and having people come through the area could be very unsafe.  Bennett told KBHR that mountain bikers are quiet, and if people are using loud equipment to cut a tree, they will not hear cyclists or hikers.  The public is urged to stay away from this area while...

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