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New Signage: No Fires Due to High Wildfire Risk

Published: 09/03/2021




Contact: Bruce Vanderhorst, Battalion Chief, 951-826-5321
Email:  bvanderhorst@riversideca.gov

Signage “No Fires Due to High Wildfire Risk”

The City of Riverside Fire Department, in cooperation with the Public Works Department, recently installed 14 fire-related signs, in both English and Spanish, at all formal entrances to the Santa Ana River Bike Trail. The signs, labeled “No Fires Due to High Wildfire Risk,” are part of a larger on-going effort to combat wildfires in the surrounding area. 

Since June 1, 2021, the City of Riverside Fire Department has responded to 116 vegetation fires within city limits. Per Riverside Municipal Code (R.M.C.) Ordinance Section 305, Section 307, Section 308, and Section 16.32.020, campfires, barbecues, and the use of open flame - including camp stoves - are not permitted in open wildland spaces within the city of Riverside. 

See something, say something. The City of Riverside Fire Department is committed to preserving and enhancing the quality of life for all residents of Riverside. The Department is committed to protecting life, property, and the environment and encourages all residents to report any and all information related to the cause of fires. The City of Riverside Fire Department maintains an arson investigations unit, typically conducting over 200 fire and arson-related investigations annually. The Arson Investigations Task Force is highly reliant upon the public and any available information they may have to ensure the safety and well-being of our community.

For information tips for arson-related crimes, these are the following resources for reporting in the City of Riverside:
1-800-78-CRIME
1-800-782-7463
www.wetip.com