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Saturday, September 7, 2013

CA-SBF- September Lightning Fires 4 snags burning. #CaFire

September Lightning FiresSan Bernardino National Forest. 

Lightning storms passing through Southern California mountains have started small lightning related fires in the San Bernardino National Forest. Firefighters will be working to suppress all of these fires.

Below we have listed each fire by the name given to the fire the time the fire was reported the approximate location and estimated fire size. Any large fires will have a new "incident" started in InciWeb.

The fires are being suppressed by fire engines hand crews and helicopter water drops. The US Forest Service is conducting aerial reconnaissance flights each day over the forest to assist with detection of new lightning related fires. The reconnaissance flights are part of our normal operating plan after lightning storms.

September 6

1. 8:57 am – "Poopout" - near Poopout Hill in the San Gorgonio Wilderness - single snag - helicopter will be dipping out of Jenks Lake

2. 8:58 am - "Grinnell" - near Grinnell Mountain in the San Gorgonio Wilderness - single snag - helicopter will be dipping out of Jenks Lake

3. 9:54 am - "Sugarloaf 2" - southwest of Sugarloaf Mtn - single snag with 20x20 ground fire holding in a rocky area

4. 2:45 pm - "Bertha" - 1/2 mile east of Bertha Peak - single juniper on fire with low potential for movement - helicopter will be dipping out of Stanfield Marsh

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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