FOREST SERVICE BEGINS PRESCRIBED FIRE ACTIVITY IN CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST

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January 7, 2010 (San Diego's East County)-- The Descanso Ranger District of the Cleveland National Forest will be conducting 300-500 acres of prescribed burning in the south eastern part of San Diego County. The projects are located near the communities of Alpine, Pine Valley, and Mt Laguna. Prescribed burning will be conducted from January to June 2010, as weather and fuel conditions permit. The purpose of these burns is to assist in providing community protection by slowing the spread of wildfires under normal summer conditions.

 

The Alpine area burn is located south-east of Alpine in the community of Carveacre. The area consists of southern California chaparral that has not burned since 1970.

 

The Corte Madera burn is located south of the town of Pine Valley. The area consists of southern California chaparral that has not burned since 1970. The burn will tie into Interstate 8 and the Pine Fire of 2007, providing a significant buffer to the south of Pine Valley and North of Corte Madera Ranch.

 

The Mt. Laguna prescribed burn will be conducted from Wooded Hill to Laguna Campground along Sunrise Highway. The burn will assist in providing community protection for the residents of Mt. Laguna and limit the severity of a stand replacing fire.

 

Residents near these areas may call the District Office at 619-445-6235 and for further information www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland.