Posted by: Stan Russell | September 3, 2016

Los Padres Closure Order Expanded for Soberanes Fire Area

NEWS RELEASE

Los Padres National Forest
For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrew Madsen (805) 961-5759
Twitter: @LosPadresNF

Website: www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf

Los Padres Closure Order Expanded for Soberanes Fire Area

GOLETA, CA, September 3, 2016…Los Padres National Forest officials today extended the forest closure order for the Soberanes Fire on the Monterey 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 Soberanes Fire is fully contained and controlled.

The Soberanes Fire Closure Area now includes the entire Monterey Ranger District, as shown on the attached map. The notable exception is that Nacimiento-Fergusson Road remains open to through traffic. Campgrounds along Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd are closed.

Forest Service campgrounds along Hwy 1 will remain open.

Closure of the fire area aims to help ensure that members of the public are not injured within the fire perimeter, allows for the scorched landscape to begin the rehabilitation process, and reduces the potential for another human-caused wildfire.

The Soberanes Fire broke out the morning of July 22 in the Garrapata State Park north of Big Sur. The fire has burned 95,716 acres and is currently being managed by the Alaska Type 1 Incident Management Team.

MRD_FireClosureMap_11x17_31Aug16.pdf

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: