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Monday, November 29, 2010

CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department Hazardous fire areas re-opened

Riverside County Fire Department News Release
Date: 11/29/2010 Release Time: 8:34 AM


Effective Monday, November 29, 2010, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Chief John R. Hawkins has rescinded the closure restricting public access of the seven hazardous fire areas cited under Riverside County Ordinance 787.4. The following areas will be re-opened to the public:
  • Avery Canyon (Gibbel Road east of State Street in Hemet)
  • North Mountain and Indian Canyon (San Jacinto area)
  • Whitewater Canyon (east of Cabazon and north of Palm Springs)
  • Nuevo/Lakeview (east of Menifee Road and San Jacinto Avenue)
  • Minto (Sage)
  • Reinhardt Canyon (north of Hwy 74 and California Avenue in Hemet)
  • Ramona Bowl and Bautista Canyon (southeast Hemet)

In addition to re-opening these hazardous fire areas, Chief Hawkins has also terminated the Proclamation suspending burning permits and other uses of open fire in local and state responsibility lands in Riverside County.
Contact: Mike Smith - Fire Captain 951-940-6985

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