By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– The San Bernardino County Fire Protection District (SBCoFD), in cooperation with San Bernardino County Public Works, CAL FIRE and Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council, are offering wood chipping throughout the mountain communities over the last few weeks of the year. The recent winter storms have blocked many driveways and access roads with broken trees, branches and other debris. In an effort to bolster safety in these areas, these agencies will assist residents in cleaning up their communities.
Residents may drop their tree limbs off at the following locations and times.
Lytle Creek | 12/14/19 | 9am-3pm
Fire Station 20, 497 Lytle Creek Rd., Lytle Creek, CA 92358
Forest Falls | Beginning on 12/16/19
Curbside chipping will be available every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday until the work is complete. Residents may stack their debris near the curb to have it chipped, as crews are available.
Crestline | 12/21/19 & 12/28/19 | 9am-3pm
North parking lot at Lake Gregory, Lake Dr.//Lake Gregory Dr.
Lake Arrowhead | 12/22/19 & 12/29/19 | 9am-3pm
Rim of the World High School parking lot, 27400 CA-18, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council will be contracting with haulers to pick up debris in Crestline and Lake Arrowhead areas to bring the debris to the chip sites at the North parking lot in Lake Gregory and the high school to be chipped courtesy of SBCoFD and CAL FIRE. Residents of Crestline and the Lake Arrowhead areas may arrange for their tree limbs to be picked up courtesy of Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council by registering their request at www.FreeChipping.org. Property owners must submit their pickup request by December 20, 2019 for the weekend of 12/21 and 12/22. Pickup requests must be submitted by December 27, 2019 for the weekend of 12/28 and 12/29.
Wood chips are available free of charge for resident’s flower beds, front yards and backyards at Fire Station 20 in Lytle Creek and Fire Station 99 in Forest Falls until January 31, 2020.
SBCoFD encourages residents to get prepared for winter weather. For safety tips including flood preparation, debris and erosion control, and sandbag locations, visit https://www.sbcfire.org/Programs/ReadySetGoFlood.aspx.