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The Governor announced this morning that the state has secured federal grants to combat the 46 Fire in Jurupa Valley and the Hillside Fire in San Bernardino.
As of this morning, the Hill Fire in Jurupa Valley affected 626 acres, is 80% contained, and all evacuations associated with the Hill Fire have been lifted. CLICK HERE for the latest on this incident from Cal Fire.
The 46 Fire in Jurupa Valley has burned 300 acres thus far, is only 15% contained, and evacuation orders have been lifted. However, please use caution when returning home and make sure to yield to emergency vehicles. For information in this incident and the ongoing evacuation order, CLICK HERE.
The Riverside County Fire Department posts frequent updates on their social media pages, https://twitter.com/CALFIRERRU and https://www.facebook.com/CALFIRERRU/.
Jurupa Unified School District has announced a number of school closures and is also providing updates on their social media pages, https://twitter.com/JurupaUSD and https://www.facebook.com/jurupaunifiedJUSD/.
Whether or not you or your loved ones have been directly impacted by the wildfires in Jurupa Valley and elsewhere in the region, it is important to consider the steps that we all must take to ready our homes to defend against wildfire and prepare an action plan for you and your family to quickly and safely follow evacuation orders. For tips on how to prepare, go to https://www.readyforwildfire.org/.
Cal Fire has prepared a series of brochures for their READY, SET, GO Campaign. Follow the links below to make sure you and your family are ready!
During states of emergency, it is important that you stay up to date. To sign up for incident updates from Cal Fire, CLICK HERE. To sign up for phone notifications from Alert RivCo, CLICK HERE.
My thoughts are with those who are affected by the recent fires, and my office stands ready as a resource. To everyone else, it is never too early to prepare!
As always, it is an honor to serve you.
RICHARD D. ROTH
Senator, 31st District