The Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region 5 has extended the Emergency Forest Closure Order that was announced on September 7th. This Emergency closure will be extended through September 24, and effects several National Forests within the State of California, including but not limited to, the San Bernardino, Angelus, Los Padres, and the Cleveland National Forests. The decision is re-evaluated daily based on fire danger and drawdown of firefighting resources, which are the conditions requiring the closure.
The Forest Closure Order prohibits nearly all entry onto the National Forest, including hiking trails, driving forest roads, hunting, bird watching and nearly any other entry. Driving state highways to access the mountain communities is allowed.
A Regional Fire Restriction Order is also in place, which makes it illegal to use any sort of Campfire within the National Forest.