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Wildfire Season Arrives Early in the Desert

05/02/2013 ● By Steve

The first of May brought the first desert wildfire to California. The Summit Fire began shortly after noon on May 1 in the Banning Pass, sending up a large plume of smoke west of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.

Wildfire Season Begins

06/18/2012 ● By Steve

The summer wildfire season in the desert, mountains and pass areas of southern California, began this weekend.As of this morning, the View fire, near Cabazon, is around 300 acres in size, and is 40 pe

Red Flag Warning in Effect for Most of California Deserts

06/18/2012 ● By Steve

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the mountains and deserts for this afternoon through early Tuesday evening.  An Excessive Heat Warning has also been issued for

Whitewater Canyon Closures in Effect for Fire Prevention

05/15/2012 ● By Steve

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has temporarily closed more than 4,000 acres of public land in Whitewater Canyon to help protect its valued landscape from potential wildfires. “A wildfire under t