Fire Officials Close North Etiwanda Preserve Due to Rainstorms
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch due to forecasted widespread rainstorms throughout the Inland Empire beginning tomorrow morning, Tuesday, March 21, 2023, and into the afternoon. Due to the increased precipitation levels and concern for public safety, the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District and the San Bernardino County Fire Department have ordered a closure of the North Etiwanda Preserve beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2023.
The closure is being implemented under the authority granted to the fire chiefs of both agencies and pursuant to Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District Ordinance FD-058 and San Bernardino County Fire Code Section 11. The closure is supported by San Bernardino County Special Districts, the agency that manages the North Etiwanda Preserve.
The closure began at 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2023, and will be enforced until 6:30 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2023. A violation of the closure order is punishable by a fine of $1,000. The closure order can be viewed at CityofRC.us/EtiwandaPreserveClosure
This prohibition is in addition to the rules and regulations of the North Etiwanda Preserve, which are available at https://specialdistricts.sbcounty.gov/home/parks-and-recreation/north-etiwanda-preserve/ or can be obtained from:
- San Bernardino County, Special Districts Department
- 222 W. Hospitality Lane, 2nd Floor
- San Bernardino, CA 92415-0450
The high precipitation levels could cause ponding on roadways and low-lying areas creating dangerous hiking conditions. The closure is necessary for public safety and to prevent public safety resources from responding to rescues within the North Etiwanda Preserve. For updated information and safety tips on the rainstorm, visit RCFire.Org and follow the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District on social media.
To request additional information related to the North Etiwanda Preserve Closure, please contact the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District at 1-909-477-2770 or by emailing RCFire@cityofrc.us.