Idyllwild Fire District, the town’s de facto local government, fights for survival

As wildfire season grows longer and more severe, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District and its small, 1,500-voter elections have become about more than provincial politics. Dead brush and chaparral function like matchboxes in the San Jacinto Mountains. Wildfires spread quickly and with ease, unless the Idyllwild Fire, Riverside County, and the U.S. Forest Service can contain them … – The Desert Sun

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