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News Release
Release Date: 01/12/2014 Release Time: 11:07 AM
Contact: Captain Tim Odebralski
Subject: Controlled burn training in the river bottom
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The City of Riverside Fire Department will be conducting controlled training burns at Tequesquite Park on the following dates:

Thursday January 16th
Friday January 17th

If the burn days are cancelled due to Weather conditions or AQMD, they will be re-scheduled prior February 1st, 2014.

All burning will be from 8:00 A.M. to NOON

These burns will be conducted following strict safety guidelines and in compliance with AQMD. The burns may help to increase the defensible space between the homes on the bluffs and the River Bottom. The class will provide valuable training to our firefighters. During the class we will be operating our brush trucks and patrol unit, where firefighters will learn to perfect their skills on the latest techniques.

You may see smoke, but rest assured the burns will be safe and under control.