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 RIVERSIDE COUNTY FIRE CHIEF REOPENS HAZARDOUS FIRE DANGER HIKING AREAS

– Effective Monday, January. 25, 2021 Riverside County Fire Chief Bill Weiser will reopen the seven hazardous fire danger hiking areas to include: • Avery Canyon, (Gibbel Road east of State Street in Hemet) • North Mountain and Indian Canyon (San Jacinto
 
Effective Monday, January. 25, 2021 Riverside County Fire Chief Bill Weiser will reopen the seven hazardous fire danger hiking areas to include: 
• Avery Canyon, (Gibbel Road east of State Street in Hemet) 
• North Mountain and Indian Canyon (San Jacinto area) • Whitewater Canyon (Cabazon, north of Palm Springs) 
• Nuevo/Lakeview (east of Menifee Road and San Jacinto Avenue) 
• Minto (Sage) 
• Reinhardt Canyon (north of Highway 74 and California Avenue in Hemet) 
• Ramona Bowl and Bautista Canyon (southeast Hemet) 

“Recent and forecasted rains have made it possible to reopen these hiking areas for Riverside County residents and visitors to enjoy safely,” said Chief Weiser. “I am encouraging visitors to be not only fire safe when visiting these areas but also follow state and local regulations to prevent the spread of COVID19, including social distancing on the trails.” During times of extreme fire hazard, Chief Weiser will continue to work with the Board of Supervisors to protect the public from wildfire threats. Future closures may be implemented based on weather conditions and wildfire threat. For additional information on the closed areas to the public, please contact the Media Relations and Education Bureau at 951-940-6985. To view maps of the hiking areas, please visit www.rvcfire.org.​
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