Temecula awarded $378k fire safety grant

Temecula Mayor Pro Tem Matt Rahn shares information on a fire grant awarded to the city during the Sept. 14 city council meeting. Valley News Courtesy photo
The city of Temecula was awarded a $378,000 grant from Cal Fire to be used for fire prevention and safety, according to Temecula Mayor Pro Tem Matt Rahn. “Along Temecula Creek and the I-15 corridor there, it’s a high risk for fire issues, one of the higher risk areas for us in the community,” Rahn said. “The problem with the area is there is a bit of a challenge of a hodgepodge of ownership. You have cultural resources, you have biological resources, you have watershed managements, you have homeless encampments, just everything you could possibly imagine. It’s a nexus of everything coming together.” Rahn said that the problem is there is also a high fuel load increasing the risk of fires within that particular area. “Navigating that landscape within either state or f
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