Sierra National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Clovis, CA 93611
Forest Order No. 05-15-51-18-13
Sierra National Forest
Ferguson Fire Closure
Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), and to provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited within the Sierra National Forest. This Order is effective from July 18, 2018, until the Ferguson Fire is declared out.
Going into or being upon National Forest System lands within the Ferguson Fire Closure Area. The boundary of the Ferguson Fire Closure Area begins at the intersection of Highway 140 and the Sierra National Forest Boundary, then continues south and east along the Sierra National Forest Boundary to its intersection with Forest Road No. 6S24, then continues east and north along the northern edge of Forest Road No. 6S24 to its intersection with the western edge of Highway 41, then continues north along the western edge Highway 41 to its intersection with the Yosemite National Park Boundary, then continues northeast along the Yosemite National Park Boundary to its intersection with the Merced River near the Red Bud Picnic Area, then continues west along the Sierra National Forest Boundary back to its starting point, as shown on Exhibits A and B. 36 CFR 261.52(e).
2. Being on any National Forest System road within the Ferguson Fire Closure Area, as shown on Exhibits A and B. 36 CFR 261.54(e).
Being on any National Forest System trail within the Ferguson Fire Closure Area, as shown on Exhibits A and B. 36 CFR 261.55(a).
Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:
1. Persons with a permit from the Forest Service specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.
2. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions contained in 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart A.
A violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both. 16 USC 551 and 18 USC 3559, 3571, and 3581.
Executed in Clovis, California on July 17, 2018.
DEAN A GOULD