County Board of Supervisors: Some Riverside unincorporated foothill areas closing due to extreme fire hazard June 1

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors in a unanimous vote May 7 approved a Riverside County Fire Department/Cal Fire request to temporarily close a number of county foothill recreation areas to prevent possible wildfires near homes and businesses during the upcoming summer months. The Board of Supervisors during the meeting unanimously approved the “closure of certain Hazardous Fire Areas in the unincorporated area of Riverside County effective June 1, 2024,” until such time as the County Fire Chief Bill Weiser permits them to be re-open. The fall and winter record breaking late rains this year have encouraged major plant growth that is now drying, seriously increasing the summer wildfire hazard. Some park and recreation areas in the county are normally closed in the summer, but
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