LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — With the onset of dry summer conditions and fewer resources due to statewide budget constraints, local fire officials last week warned residents to be prepared for a tough fire season.
The danger of fire in the Angeles, Cleveland and San Bernardino national forests reached a high mark before Memorial Day, Angeles National Forest Supervisor Jody Noiron said at a news conference in the hills above La Cañada Flintridge.
"It's very early in the season for us to be going into such a high level, but what folks need to understand is . . . please do not become complacent," she said. "Please do not become complacent because of the rainfall we have had this winter. Do not become complacent because of the June gloom . . . It is drying out very rapidly up there within the national forest."