Village News - Also serving the communities of De Luz, Rainbow, Camp Pendleton, Pala and Pauma

By Alex Grove
Associate Editor 

An inside look at a prescribed burn on Thomas Mountain

 

Last updated 4/27/2018 at 9:08am

Shane Gibson photos

Firefighters gather at the Tool Box Springs campground on Thomas Mountain between Anza and Garner Valley for a briefing for the start of the second and final stage of a prescribed burn, April 2.

Twigs and brush crackled in bright orange flames, ash rained from the sky and a plume of gray smoke rose into the air on Thomas Mountain earlier this week as dozens of firefighters worked methodically to contain a swath of flames.

The scene, seemingly chaotic at first glance, was actually part of a prescribed burn by U.S. Forest Service firefighters that had been planned out long in advance in an effort to reduce grasses and twigs that could help a fire spread. The operation was being done primarily to help protect the nearby Garner Valley and Anza Valley areas, according to firefighter Ma...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.



 

Reader Comments
(0)

 
 

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2018

Rendered 10/21/2018 12:17