Oak Glen Vegetation Management Project
Fire crews will intentionally burn debris and slash piles this winter in the brush land between Oak Glen and Banning to reduce the wildfire danger, Cal Fire officials said.
The burning will be limited to 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays.
The work will be conducted along the northern edge of Cherry Valley, southeast of Oak Glen and northwest of Banning.
The aim is to help keep wildfires from burning into those communities, and to keep fires that do start in those communities from spreading.
The project could have started as early as Thursday, but no burning took place, Cal Fire officials said. However, U.S. Forest Service crews did conduct a controlled burn in the Barton Flats area northeast of Oak Glen on Thursday.