November 30, 2009 (Palomar) --The Cleveland National Forest will be conducting pile burning throughout this week on Palomar Mountain beginning tomorrow, December 1st. Smoke will be visible throughout the week.
The burning will be conducted at Fry Creek Campground to remove fuels that have been gathered as a part of a fuel reduction project that has been underway for the past two years. The fuel reduction project is removing small diameter trees and ground litter that is considered ladder fuels for wildfires to burn hotter and with more intensity.
Residents near the site have been informed.