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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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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.

SilentSky
Sep 18 : 08:42am
McToddy, InciWeb posted this fire perimeter map at about 7:13 am that shows a detail map of the Pinezanita and Hwy 38 area (NOTE: Maps represent approximate information.):

[Click Here]

Mtn Girl2
Sep 18 : 08:37am
In memory of the fallen.
Prayers to the family, friends and brothers/sister of this fallen hero.
Last Alarm
🙏😢🙏😢

McToddy
Sep 18 : 08:33am
Does anyone know how last night's spotting (slop) turned out this morning?

Cap'n Crunch
Sep 18 : 08:27am
In addition to reckless endangerment laws, there is such a thing as reckless burning. Reckless burning is when someone recklessly starts a fire or causes an explosion which endangers human life.

SCM ALERT🚨
Sep 18 : 08:17am
USFS: #ElDoradoFire Update

Acres burned: 21,678
Containment: 66%
Personnel: 1,351
Injuries: 12
Fatality: 1
Evacuated: 3,467
Structures threatened: 26,031
Homes damaged: 2
Homes destroyed: 4
Outbuildings damaged: 4
Outbuildings destroyed: 6

More: [Click Here] [Click Here]

MtnBluebird
Sep 18 : 08:17am
Feel sorry for the unborn child who has parents who lack critical thinking abilities.

Neesie
Sep 18 : 08:16am
God bless our firefighter heroes. Each of them risk EVERYTHING for us every day. May the fallen firefighter Rest In Peace and his family and friends be comforted in his bravery.

MtnBluebird
Sep 18 : 08:16am
Fireworks are illegal in San Bernardino County and Yucaipa City. Why feel sorry for a family who knowingly broke the law and now killed someone.

BootsNBridles
Sep 18 : 08:14am
I wonder if the packaging says "may cause fire. Use caution" ?

wisteria1
Sep 18 : 07:59am
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I had to google these "smoke bombs" and the packaging does have a "warning" but it sure seems lame. Only use it outside, don't hold it in your hand. It looks like you're just supposed to intuit that something they advertise as "safe" really isn't (in other ads I read "safe" was defined as nontoxic and won't stain your clothes). These things are cheap and sold at Walmart, Party City, and a million other places on Amazon. Yes, common sense should probably make you wonder if anything that needs to be lit with a barbecue lighter can truly be safe, but the warning itself seems entirely inadequate. They also make these that operate on air compression alone (no matches required). I wish they had opted for those. I bet they do too.

McToddy
Sep 18 : 07:52am
My thoughts and prayers for the fire fighter's family


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