Riverside County Fire Department to construct wildfire fuel break between Wildomar and Temescal Valley

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The Riverside County Fire Department was recently awarded a grant to construct a wildfire fuel break between the Elsinore mountains and a large swath of western Riverside County. Will Fritz photo
The Riverside County Fire Department was awarded grant funding to create what’s known as a “fuel break” from Wildomar to the Temescal Valley area along the Cleveland National Forest boundary to limit fire risk, the agency announced Oct. 29.  Known as the Elsinore Front Country Fuel Project, funding is being provided by Cal Fire through the California Climate Investments Program, according to Riverside County Fire. The program takes funds from cap-and-trade carbon credits – which are sold to companies that produce carbon emissions – and puts the money to work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The fuel break project near the Lake Elsinore area is meant to reduce wildfires in the area because they are one of the biggest producers of greenhouse gases, Riverside County Fire D
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