Hot temperatures close Wilderness Park, cool zones open

The Claremont Hillsides Wilderness Park is currently closed due to a red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). The NWS issued the warning due to hot temperatures, low humidity, and increasing instability.

A Fire Weather Watch has also been issued and is in effect from 6 a.m. Sunday through 9 p.m. Monday for the mountains and adjacent foothills of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties due to hot temperatures and increasing instability.

The park will remain closed until tomorrow, Tuesday, September 16, at 8 a.m. at which time the conditions will be reevaluated.

With temperatures expected to reach the 100s, the city of Claremont has established cool zones at the Alexander Hughes Community Center (1700 Danbury Rd.) and the Blaisdell Ceneter (440 S. College Ave.) to ensure that residents have an opportunity to stay in a cool and safe environment. Citizens can cool off and relax in an air-conditioned room. Games and movies will be available.

For transportation assistance please contact Dial-a-Ride. The phone number is (909) 596-7664.

Dial-a-Ride hours are Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. A one-way trip for seniors is $1.50 during regular hours and $2.50 after hours. A one-way trip for the general public is $2.50 and $4 after hours.

For more information about the Claremont Cool Zone, contact Human Services at (909) 399-5490.


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