This is the area designated for closure. There are still many areas in the Frazier Mountain, Mount Pinos area that are open to forest visitors. See the story at left for a hot link to a larger pdf copy of this map.
FRAZIER PARK (Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, 5:50 p.m.)—Most areas of the Mount Pinos District of the Los Padres National Forest are still open. Here is a map of the closed areas. All other regions are still open to visitors.
LEBEC (Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, 4 p.m.)—Los Padres National Forest announced an "Emergency Fire Closure" in the Mount Pinos area today. Many areas of the Mount Pinos district are still open to visitors. This is their press release:
Los Padres National Forest officials announced today that areas affected by the Post Fire are closed to the public. The Post Fire Closure order was signed by Los Padres Forest Supervisor Peggy Hernandez, and will remain in effect until the Post Fire is fully controlled.
The Post Fire Closure Area boundary begins one-and-a-half miles west of Interstate 5 on Frazier Mountain Park Road where it intersects with the Los Padres National Forest Boundary. The Closure Area continues west along Frazier Mountain Park Road to its intersection with Cuddy Valley Road, then continues northwest along Cuddy Valley Road to its intersection with Forest Road No. 19N21. The Closure Area then continues north along Forest Road 19N21 to the terminus of Forest Road 19N21, then continues north to the Forest Boundary, and east and south along the Forest Boundary back to the starting point.
The closure is necessary to provide for public safety and includes all National Forest System roads and trails located within the closure perimeter. HERE is a larger pdf of the closure map.
“While the Post Fire has been fully contained, it is extremely important that visitors avoid this area until a declaration of full control is made,” Hernandez said. “We will re-open this area as soon as we can safely do so.”
Violators of the Fire Closure order are subject to a fine of up to $10,000 and six months imprisonment, or both.
Forest visitors are encouraged to contact the Mt. Pinos Ranger District at (661) 245-3731 for detailed information regarding the closure and general information about the area.
This is part of the August 27, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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