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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
Phone: 909-382-2788

Scheduled to begin Monday, March 25, U.S. Forest Service fire crews will broadcast burn 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, which will occur intermittently when conditions are safe for burning, is part of a larger effort to create defensible space between neighborhoods and wildland areas and perform ecological restoration in the San Jacinto Mountains. Smoke and flame may be seen from a distance.

Basic Information

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

Current Situation

Size1,074 Acres


Planned Actions

Operations are scheduled to begin Monday, March 25.