Fire Safety Information to Keep Our Forests Healthy and Your Property Safe

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Bark Beetle Emergency

A combination of overstocked forest, drought conditions and bark beetle infestation have killed millions of trees in the San Bernardino County mountains.

 
Tree mortality, San Bernardino Mtns. Tree mortality, San Bernardino Mtns. Tree mortality, San Bernardino Mtns.

Tree mortality, San Bernardino Mtns.

Tree mortality, San Bernardino Mtns.

Tree mortality, San Bernardino Mtns.

Devastated forest Dead trees pose fire hazard Emergency routes threatened

Devastated forest

Dead trees pose fire hazard

Emergency routes threatened

San Bernardino forest Tree mortality, Lake Arrowhead Fire danger to homeowners

San Bernardino forest

Tree mortality, Lake Arrowhead

Fire danger to homeowners

Bark beetle infested tree Hazardous tree removal Hazardous tree removal

Bark beetle infested tree

Hazardous tree removal

Hazardous tree removal

  One-millionth tree removed  
 

One-millionth tree removed

 
     
     

Overstocked Forest vs. Healthy Forest

By thinning tress and other vegetation, the health of the forest can be restored.

 
Yosemite Valley - 1899 Yosemite Valley - 1994

Yosemite Valley - 1899

Yosemite Valley - 1994

Overstocked forest Healthy forest

Overstocked forest

Healthy forest

Overstocked forest Healthy forest

Overstocked forest

Healthy forest

Overgrown property Thinned vegetation

Overgrown property

Thinned vegetation

Crown fire, overstocked forest Ground fire, healthy forest

Crown fire, overstocked forest

Ground fire, healthy forest

   
   

Firestorm

Catastrophic wildfire destroys property, homes and lives.

 
Grand Prix Fire, October 23, 2003 Grand Prix Fire, October 23, 2003

Grand Prix Fire,
October 23, 2003

Grand Prix Fire,
October 23, 2003

Old Fire, October 26, 2003 Old Fire, October 26, 2003 Old Fire, October 28, 2003

Old Fire,
October 26, 2003

Old Fire,
October 26, 2003

Old Fire,
October 28, 2003

Old Fire, October, 28 2003 Old Fire, October 2003 Old Fire, October 2003

Old Fire,
October, 28 2003

Old Fire,
October 2003

Old Fire,
October 2003

     
     

Create Defensible Space

Defensible space helps protect your home, property and firefighters.

   
Chief John Morley (BBLFD) explains the value of thinning green vegetation to create defensible space A mountain home with defensible space

Chief John Morley (BBLFD) explains the value of thinning green vegetation to create defensible space

A mountain home with defensible space

   

Working together, we can help prevent catastrophic wildfires.