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|February 17, 2020|
Mountain evacuation efficiency improved
CRESTLINE – (INT) – County fire officials are working to improve evacuation efficiency in the mountain communities ahead of the next wildfire season. It’s happening through the County Fire Hazard Abatement and Mountain Egress Project.
Fire department hand crews have started clearing flammable vegetation along essential evacuation routes that could become vital during an emergency.
The San Bernardino County mountain communities are home to thousands of people over approximately 450 miles of road.
The community risk reduction project will increase the ability of mountain residents to safely evacuate during an emergency, aid in reducing delays for first responders, and improve first responder safety when responding to emergencies. The project goal is to address all roadways that present a threat to safe evacuations.
County Fire hand crews have a mitigated total of 165 parcels in Forest Falls, Deer Lodge Park, and Cedar Glen, with the majority of the parcels located in Cedarpines Park near Crestline.
Story Date: February 14, 2020