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FOREST SERVICE CLOSES ALL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NATIONAL FORESTS

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Forest Service Temporarily Closes Southern California National Forests, Adds Prohibitions in Others

FORESTS IMPACTED BY THE CLOSURE ORDER ARE: Stanislaus National Forest, Sierra National Forest, Sequoia National Forest, Inyo National Forest, Los Padres National Forest, Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino National Forest, and Cleveland National Forest.


VALLEJO, Calif., September 7, 2020—Most of California remains under the threat of unprecedented and dangerous fire conditions with a combination of extreme heat, significant wind events, dry conditions, and firefighting resources that are stretched to the limit. Due to these conditions, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing the following temporary closures and fire restrictions to provide for public safety and reduce the potential for human caused fire starts. They will go into effect at 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, September 7, 2020, and will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change.

Closure of the following National Forests: Stanislaus National Forest, Sierra National Forest, Sequoia National Forest, Inyo National Forest, Los Padres National Forest, Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino National Forest, and Cleveland National Forest.
Prohibition of the use of any ignition source on all National Forest System lands (campfires, gas stoves, etc.) throughout California.
Closure of all developed campgrounds and day-use sites on National Forests in California.
“The wildfire situation throughout California is dangerous and must be taken seriously. Existing fires are displaying extreme fire behavior, new fire starts are likely, weather conditions are worsening, and we simply do not have enough resources to fully fight and contain every fire,” said Randy Moore, Regional Forester for the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region. “We are bringing every resource to bear nationally and internationally to fight these fires, but until conditions improve, and we are confident that National Forest visitors can recreate safely, the priority is always to protect the public and our firefighters. With these extreme conditions, these temporary actions will help us do both.”

An example of extreme fire behavior is the Creek Fire on the Sierra National Forest which began on Friday Sep. 4th and grew rapidly on Saturday, Sep. 5th. The fire made a 15-mile run in a single day and burned 36,000 acres, prompting evacuations and life saving measures. The California National Guard evacuated at least 200 people from Wagner Mammoth Pool Campground and assessed them for medical needs.

The Forest Service thanks our partners and the public for their cooperation and understanding of this monumental fire threat. It is critical that all Californians and national forest visitors follow these important closures and restrictions for their own safety and the safety of our firefighters.

The Forest Service manages 18 National Forests in the Pacific Southwest Region, which encompasses over 20 million acres across California, and assists forest landowners in California, Hawaii and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. National forests supply 50 percent of the water in California and form the watershed of most major aqueducts and more than 2,400 reservoirs throughout the state. For more information, visit [Click Here].



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This next weekend will be critical - with the forest closed - how will it be enforced and patrolled? Because there will be a metric ton of "They don't mean MEEEEE" still coming up and heading to the forest...
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THE US FOREST SERVICE HAS EXTENDED THE STATE FOREST CLOSURE FOR ANOTHER WEEK. NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH AT LEAST SEPTEMBER 21st.

(Will likley be extended further out) Forest service is monitoring the situation day to day.

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bman
Sep 18 : 09:24am
one of the cities

bman
Sep 18 : 09:23am
maybe a type of memory for the fire fighter who lost his/her life within on the cities he last performed his service (FF or BB) street name or some type of outside structure to recognize him/her

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Sep 18 : 09:23am
@BigBearSheriff: During a traffic stop, deputies arrest Tony Verdusco for poss of methamphetamine, tar heroin, and drug paraphernalia [Click Here]

Skyline Drive
Sep 18 : 09:22am
"The fire progressed past Forsee Creek and continues to burn northeast towards San Bernardino Peak as the upcanyon winds align with topography."

Is Forsee Creek north of 38?

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Sep 18 : 09:22am
@CALTRANS8
RT @SanBernardinoNF: #ElDoradoFire Morning Update

The El Dorado fire burned actively overnight along Hwy 38 into Angelus Oaks. Fire was spotting into the community and was quickly extinguished by fire crews providing structure defense.

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SilentSky
Sep 18 : 09:18am
Actually InciWeb was worded slightly differently in their morning update of Current Conditions:

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Sep 18 : 09:18am
USFS: #ElDoradoFire Morning Update

The El Dorado fire burned actively overnight along Hwy 38 into Angelus Oaks. Fire was spotting into the community and was quickly extinguished by fire crews providing structure defense.

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jujubean
Sep 18 : 09:11am
Channel 5 just announced the sad death of our firefighter that had disappeared last night while battling the beast fir us. A few hours later he or she was found dead. Very upsetting!! They have not announced the name yet. RIP hero!!

SilentSky
Sep 18 : 09:08am
The main gist from that update:

“Fire burned with increased intensity along Hwy 38 near the Pinezanita area. Spotting occurred within the indirect fire line and did not cross Hwy 38. The spots fires were quickly extinguished by the ground resources working in the area. Structure protection continues from Pinezanita to Jenks Lake by increasing defensible space, hose line placement and fire line construction. The road has been widened to create a better fire break and assist fire resources with containing the fire south of Hwy 38.

The fire progressed past Forsee Creek and continues to burn northeast towards San Bernardino Peak as the upcanyon winds align with topography.

There are no active spot fires that have crossed Hwy 38.”

“There is NO evacuation directive for Big Bear residents AT THIS TIME.”

Airport Razz
Sep 18 : 09:03am
, might as well be handing out road flares at the bottom of the hill. As for the 'Safe and Sane' 'Warning', it is considered to be 'Safe' when a 'Sane' person follows the use specifications to the 'T'. Anything other than that is 'voiding' the warnings so no responsibiity. Sort of like paint that is guaranteed until you actually paint it on an outside wall up here.

SilentSky
Sep 18 : 09:02am
Also Skyline Drive posted the current InciWeb update here:

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Skyline Drive
Sep 18 : 08:52am
Dollar Tree in Big bear selling TIKI torches

McToddy
Sep 18 : 08:49am
thx SilentSky.

in regards to maps, I suppose spots are not shown, but maybe established spots dictate the placement of the fire line. the main thing: the line is still south of the 38. (Awesome!)

Stacy
Sep 18 : 08:44am
Has anyone heard what forest this individual was from?

wisteria1
Sep 18 : 08:43am
I'm not actually defending anyone. I'm just appalled that these things are allowed to be marketed and sold as a bit of "harmless fun". My true ire is for the fireworks stands at 40th and Waterman because technically they're legal in the city of SB but obviously aimed at travelers about to head up the mountain.


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