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Access to hiking spots will be closed for duration of wildfire season


Last updated 6/21/2018 at 9:55am

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County Fire Chief Dan Talbot closed access to seven outdoor recreational locations for the duration of wildfire season to minimize public safety risks, Monday, June 18.

Since 2007, the fire department has sought and received authorization to close the grounds – located mainly in the central and southwest portions of the county – from June to November.

“The potential for large damaging fires occurring this year may be enhanced by the extreme vegetation growth ... throughout Riverside County,” Talbot said in a request sent to the Riverside County Board of Sup...

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