Keep Idyllwild & Firefighters Safe From Wildfires

  • By: Doris P. Telles
  • Target: Commissioners of the Riverside County Planning Department

PETITION OPPOSING

Wireless Telecommunications Tower Construction at

28200 McCall Park Road, Mountain Center, California 92561

Plot Plan #22340 - APN 557-070-017-2

Keep Idyllwild Safe from Fires and Keep Our Firefighters Safe


Dear Commissioners of the Riverside County Planning Department,


As residents and interested parties of the Idyllwild and surrounding mountain communities we are respectfully submitting this petition in strong opposition to the Verizon Wireless Telecommunication Tower application to build a cell tower at 28200 McCall Park Road in Mountain Center, California. The proposed cell tower site unnecessarily increases the risk of a catastrophic fire in Idyllwild and the surrounding mountain communities.  The proposed cell tower site is below a slope that is directly under Idyllwild in an area that has already burned in the past. This area is a proven fire hazard risk to Idyllwild.  It was part of the Bee Canyon Fire that caused the complete evacuation of Idyllwild and some of the surrounding mountain communities. The chaparral, slope, and wind conditions in this area are conducive to starting a fire that would threaten the entire Idyllwild area. The geography and fire road access in this area is conducive to creating another fire disaster that is similar to the Esperanza Fire that took the lives of five firefighters. This is a risk that is unnecessary to take.

LETTER OPPOSING


Wireless Telecommunications Tower Construction at


28200 McCall Park Road, Mountain Center, California 92561


Plot Plan #22340 %u2013 APN 557-070-017-2



Keep Idyllwild Safe from Fires and Keep Our Firefighters Safe



Dear Commissioners of the Riverside County Planning Department,



We the undersigned as residents and interested parties of the Idyllwild and surrounding mountain communities are respectfully submitting this petition in strong opposition to the Verizon Wireless Telecommunication Tower application to build a cell tower at 28200 McCall Park Road in Mountain Center, California. The proposed cell tower site unnecessarily increases the risk of a catastrophic fire in Idyllwild and the surrounding mountain communities.  The proposed cell tower site is below a slope that is directly under Idyllwild in an area that has already burned in the past. This area is a proven fire hazard risk to Idyllwild.  It was part of the Bee Canyon Fire that caused the complete evacuation of Idyllwild and some of the surrounding mountain communities. The chaparral, slope, and wind conditions in this area are conducive to starting a fire that would threaten the entire Idyllwild area and all of its flora and fauna. The geography and fire road access in this area is conducive to creating another fire disaster that is similar to the Esperanza Fire that took the lives of five firefighters. This is a risk that is unnecessary to take.


Thank you for your consideration of this matter and please keep our mountain communities and firefighters safe.




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