Sheriff's deputies are reminding people to avoid the Whitewater River Channel near Windy Point on both sides of Interstate-10.

The area is marked with no-trespassing signs and deputies will be doing extra patrols throughout the holiday weekend. Trespassers could be fined or even face jail time.

The area was temporarily closed due to hazardous fire conditions. We are in a red flag warning, with elevated fire risk going into this weekend.