The US Forest Service (Palomar District of the Cleveland National Forest) will be conducting prescribed burns on Forest Service land in different locations across the County over the next several months.

Prescribed burns will occur on land adjoining the San Diego Country Estates from November 2018 through May 2019, weather and fuel moisture conditions permitting. The project will cover around 250 acres and is being conducted for the purpose of community defense, fuel break maintenance, and forest health. The first prescribed burning occurred on November 29 – perfect weather conditions allowed 22.4 acres of one of the most critical areas of the project to be treated.

Starting December 3, 2018 is US Forest Service is planning to burn 70 acres near the community of Palomar Mountain for community defense and forest health.  The burning will take place in the Birch Hill area between Crestview and E. Grade Road.

Please contact Battalion Chief John Forster, Battalion Chief Tim Gray, or Division Chief Clay Howe at 760-788-0250 for further information.