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Thomas Mountain Rx

Unit Information

San Bernardino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
602 South Tippecanoe Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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Incident Contact

Zach Behrens
Email: zachary.behrens@usda.gov
Phone: 909-382-2788

Prescribed fire in a stand of pine trees and chaparral.Image options: [ Full Size ]

Crews are continuing to hold, monitor and staff the project. No new ignitions will occur in spring or summer 2019, but prescribed fire already on the ground may continue to consume ground litter, such as duff, leaves and needles, and may continue to send smoke into the air from time to time. 500 acres have been treated so far.

This broadcast prescribed burn project is within a 1,074-acre unit on Thomas Mountain, south of Garner Valley, which is southeast of Idyllwild. The goal is to accomplish burning between 30 and 70 percent of the unit. The project is part of a larger effort to create defensible space between neighborhoods and wildland areas and perform ecological restoration in the San Jacinto Mountains.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
LocationGarner Valley, Calif.
Incident CommanderBattalion Chief Matt Ahearn
Coordinates33.618 latitude, -116.665 longitude

Current Situation

Size1,074 Acres

Outlook

Planned Actions

As of Tues., April 30, 2019, crews are continuing to hold and monitor the project. 500 acres within the unit have been treated. There will be no new ignitions in spring 2019.