Homeowners to be Warned about Hazardous Fire Conditions
RIVERSIDE - Starting this week homeowners who have not cleared overgrown brush, weeds and grass from their property will be receiving a notice from the fire department.
Due to below average rainfall and above average temperatures during the past winter vegetation is quickly drying and has become a fire hazard.
Notice of Violation and Order to Abate from the Riverside County Fire Hazard Reduction Office
As the summer approaches and temperatures rise, the fire danger will increase within the flammable vegetation and in turn become the predominant fuel source for wildland fires.
Property owners receiving a Notice of Violation and Order to Abate are required to clear their cited parcel(s) within 30 days, as per the requirements set forth in the Notice.
Each year, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department responds to wildland fires caused by improper equipment operations. Many times it's the land owners and/or hired contractors who cause these fires.
Fires that are found to be negligent and caused by improper equipment operations are costly and operators of said equipment will be held liable for the cost associated with fire suppression.
These fires are preventable by following the guidelines on proper brush clearance and equipment use and safety.
The guidelines can be found on the www.rvcfire.org website, or go to http://www.fire.ca.gov/communications/communications_factsheets.php.
For additional information and/or assistance on hazardous vegetation abatement on vacant parcel within unincorporated areas of Riverside County, please call 951.943.0640.
Wildfire is Coming….are YOU Ready? Learn how to protect your family and property from an approaching wildland fire! Go to http://www.readyforwildfire.org/ to begin your plan.