Rey Fire Area Closure
Incident: Rey Fire Wildfire
Los Padres National Forest
For Immediate Release
Contact: Andrew Madsen (805) 961-5759
Los Padres Closure Order Bars Public From Rey Fire Area
GOLETA, CA, August 26, 2016…Los Padres National Forest officials issued a forest order closing the Rey Fire area on the Santa Barbara Ranger District to the public effective today. Forest Service law enforcement officers will strictly enforce the closure order, which carries a penalty of $5,000 and/or six months in jail. The order will expire when the Rey Fire is fully contained and controlled.
The Rey Fire Closure Area begins at the intersection of the Santa Ynez River and the Forest boundary and continues east along the Santa Ynez River to its intersection with the Potrero Seco Road, then continues north along Potrero Seco Road to its intersection with Don Victor Valley Fire Road. The closure extends northeast along Don Victor Valley Fire Road to its intersection with Jacinto Reyes Scenic Byway and continues north along Jacinto Reyes Scenic Byway to its intersection with California State Highway 33. The closure then extends west along Highway 33 to its intersection with Forest Road 7N04, and continues northwest along Forest Road N704 to its intersection with the gate at Tinta Trailhead. It then continues west along Tinta Trail to its intersection with the gate at Forest Road 8N19 and extends west along Forest Road 8N19 to its intersection with Forest Road 9N11. The closure then continues northeast along Forest Road 9N11 to its intersection with Forest Road 32S13 and extends northeast along Forest Road 21S13 to its intersection with Forest Road 8N09. The closure continues south along Forest Road 8N09 to its intersection with Forest Road 7N07 and extends south along Forest Road 7N07 to its intersection with the Forest boundary, and then continues southeast along the Forest boundary back to the starting point as shown on the attached map.
Closure of the fire area aims to help ensure that members of the public are not injured within the fire perimeter, and for the scorched landscape to begin the rehabilitation process.