U.S. Forest Service fire crews have broadcast burned 45 of 234 acres to the west of Pine Cove, which is north of Idyllwild. The project, which will be occuring intermittently over the winter when conditions are safe for burning, is part of a larger effort to create defensible space between neighborhoods and wildland areas in the San Jacinto Mountains. Smoke and flame may be seen from a distance.
Dec. 21, 2018: Burning went well with an additional five acres treated. The area will be staffed overnight. There are no plans for additional burning this weekend and upcoming holiday.