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SQF Complex

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Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257

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Sequoia National Forest
Email: sqfcomplex2020@gmail.com
Phone: 559-920-1588
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Denise Alonzo
Email: denise.alonzo@usda.gov
Phone: 559-539-2607
Hours: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Alicia Embrey
Email: alicia.embrey@usda.gov
Phone: 559-339-4063
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

USFS Issues Emergency Fire Restrictions on National Forests in Pacific SW

SQF Complex Wildfire
Closures – 9/15/2020

Regional Order No. 20-11

USDA Forest Service

Pacific Southwest Region

Emergency Fire Restrictions


Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 551 and 36 C.F.R. 261.50(a), and to provide for public safety and protect

natural resources, the following acts are prohibited on National Forest System lands within the

Pacific Southwest Region. This Order is effective from September 15, 2020, through September

21, 2020.

1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire.

36 C.F.R. 261.52(a).

2. Smoking. 36 C.F.R. 261.52(c).


Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:

1. Persons with Forest Service Permit No. FS-7700-48 (Permit for Use of Roads, Trails,

or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order), specifically exempting them from this

Order.

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 C.F.R. 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 6 months, or both.

16 U.S.C. 551 and 18 U.S.C. 3559, 3571, and 3581.


Done at Vallejo, California, this 14th day of September 2020.

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Signed by: RANDY MOORE

RANDY MOORE

Regional Forester

Pacific Southwest Region

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