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By City News Service
Special to Anza Valley Outlook 

County hiking spots now closed to public during fire season


Last updated 7/4/2019 at 11:44pm

Riverside County supervisors authorized fire Chief Shawn Newman to close access to seven outdoor recreational locations for the duration of wildfire season to minimize public safety risks.

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,” Newman said in a statement posted to the board of supervisors’ agend...

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