Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | May 3, 2021

Warming Fires? Nooooo!

Keep an eye out for a Toyota car parked along one of the grades and Hwy 76. Several fires have been started along the roads apparently by someone that might be driving a Toyota car. Sam Taylor called asking that folks keep an eye out. Have your camera handy to hopefully get a photo of the license plate.

About 10 days ago, I was going down the East Grade and came across a van parked near the bottom. This guy also had a pretty big “warming fire” going right along side the road with quite a big stack of sticks and brush he’d collected, right next to the fire. Driving past the van, I got a few good pix including his license plate and called 911. On my way back up, about 30 minutes later, I passed our Cal Fire crew and law enforcement mopping up. Thanks All!

Apparently this is newest fire-setter is someone different. We all travel these roads so much, it would be great to catch him and put a stop to this.

Bonnie Phelps


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  1. Here’s a photo from Boucher Lookout in Palomar Mountain State Park.

    On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 8:10 PM Palomar Mountain News wrote:

    > Bonnie Phelps posted: ” Keep an eye out for a Toyota car parked along one > of the grades and Hwy 76. Several fires have been started along the roads > apparently by someone that might be driving a Toyota car. Sam Taylor called > asking that folks keep an eye out. Have your camera” >

  2. Hi Bonnie…you might also let you readers know that as of May 1, Boucher Hill and High Point Fire Looks are now manned by volunteers with the Forest Fire Lookout Association.

    This will be the third season working the towers for Kati and I. We love it. Gives us time in the outdoors, but also is a great public service.

    FFLA works with the U.S. Forest Service and the trained volunteers are the eyes in the sky looking for the first smoke and calling that information into dispatch so fire crews can quickly respond.

    You can follow lookout activity on the Forest Fire Lookout Association – San Diego/Riverside Chapter Facebook Page.

    Ernie Cowan

    On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 8:10 PM Palomar Mountain News wrote:

    > Bonnie Phelps posted: ” Keep an eye out for a Toyota car parked along one > of the grades and Hwy 76. Several fires have been started along the roads > apparently by someone that might be driving a Toyota car. Sam Taylor called > asking that folks keep an eye out. Have your camera” >

  3. Safety first these days,


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