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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

CAL FIRE Fire Engines Return to the Mountain Top

The CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit is placing fire engines and personnel on the mountain top in the San Bernardino Mountains with a target date of July 02, 2012. The last time CAL FIRE resources were stationed in the San Bernardino Mountains was in 2002 to 2004 when CAL FIRE joined with the United States Forest Service/San Bernardino Naitonal Forest, San Bernardino County Fire and the local mouintain top fire departments to increase resources in the wake of a continuing drought and increasing bark beetle epidemic.

This current repositioning of two CAL FIRE engines to the Crestline and Running Springs areas is designed to enhance operational response to the mouintain top commkunities. The firefighters will respond to fire activity and will be available to assist local fire agencies when requested. They will also be working to coordinate Public Resources Code 4290 and 4291 property inspections as well as other fire prevention activities in cooperation with our partner agencies. "Proper clearance and creating defensible space is very important in maintaining fire safe communities" said CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit Chief Tim McClelland. You can find more safety information at

The engines will be moved from current two engine CAL FIRE stations in Phelan and Yucaipa. The fire engines will be located at the CAL FIRE facility in Crestline and by agreement in the Running Springs fire station.