Weed Abatement: A Year-Round Commitment to Safety

  • start date 01 May 2018
  • end date 15 May 2018
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Weed Abatement: A Year-Round Commitment to Safety

The Chino Valley Fire District requires property owners to clear weeds, rubbish, and other combustible vegetation from their property Chino Hills Events Weed Abatement. Weed abatement is a year-round event.

If a hazard exists on or after May 15, property owners will be charged a $300 non-compliance penalty.  Properties that are not cleared by the reinspection date of June 14 will be cleared by a contractor hired by the Fire District.  The cost to clear the hazard and a $328 administration fee will be billed to the property owner.

Below are some helpful tips for safely clearing vegetation.

  • Use trimming, mowing, and power equipment before 10:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m.
  • Never use a lawn mower in dry vegetation.  Use a weed trimmer to cut dry weeds and grass.
  • Keep a cell phone nearby and call 911 immediately in case of a fire.  Never put yourself in harms way to extinguish an advancing fire.
  • Remove rocks in the area before you begin operating any equipment.  A rock hidden in grass or weeds can start a fire when struck by a metal blade.
  • Use the recommended grade of fuel for power equipment and don’t top off.
  • Keep your mower’s engine free of an accumulation of oil, dust, and any flammable materials.

 For more information about the weed abatement program, call (909) 902-5285 or please visit our website at www.chinovalleyfire.org.

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