Crews prepare for potentially deadly wildfire season in Southern California

  • Source: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles
  • Published: 06/14/2024 12:00 AM

As the weather heats up, firefighters are preparing for the possibility of an intense and deadly wildfire season in Southern California. Smaller fires have already ignited across the Inland Empire and plenty of dry brush and rising summer temperatures could create a deadly combination. “Over the past three days, we’ve seen fires that have occurred in the valley, the high desert and in the mountains,” said Eric Sherwin with the San Bernardino County Fire Department. The Stoddard Fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon near Stoddard Wells Road, located about 20 minutes north of Victorville. The blaze had grown to nearly 500 acres by Wednesday night. Earlier in the week on Sunday, crews battled a fire that ignited at Little Mountain in San Bernardino, a popular hiking area. Around 20 acres were scorched.


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