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Monday, December 3, 2012

RRU: CURBS ON OPEN BURNING TO END

Residents of Riverside County may resume open burning Monday, Dec. 3, when restrictions are canceled at 8 a.m., Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Chief John Hawkins announced.

Cal Fire defines open burning as:

  • Use of campfires restricted to areas within established campfire facilities, located in established campgrounds that are open to the public.
  • Agricultural burning in the Palo Verde Valley and Coachella Valley authorized as required for agricultural rehabilitation.
  • Cooking fires with a permit; allowable when no alternate means of cooking is available. Requires an on-site inspection prior to issuing a permit.
  • Warming fires; they require an inspection before issuing a permit.
Also Monday, these areas at risk of brush fires will reopen:
  • Avery Canyon (Gibbel Road east of State Street in Hemet
  • North Mountain and Indian Canyon (San Jacinto area)
  • Whitewater Canyon (Cabazon, north of Palm Springs)
  • Nuevo/Lakeview (east of Menifee Road and San Jacinto Avenue)
  • Minto (Sage)
  • Reinhardt Canyon (north of Highway 74 and California Avenue in Hemet)
  • Ramona Bowl and Bautista Canyon (southeast Hemet).
Hawkins said in a news release that the threat of fire remains year-round. "There is still dry brush out there that can easily ignite and start a fire," he wrote.

Bill Peters, spokesman for Cal Fire's San Bernardino unit, said that the public should not get complacent because of recent rains. Santa Ana winds could quickly dry out brush, he said.



Open burning is still prohibited in Cal Fire's San Bernardino County unit.
 

Cal Fire urges the public to visit www.readyforwildfire.org to learn how to prepare for wildfires.



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