Los Padres National Forest remains closed

  • [photo by Gary Meyer, The Mountain Enterprise]

    [photo by Gary Meyer, The Mountain Enterprise]

The U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announced last Friday that current closure orders and fire prohibitions in California have been extended.

Seven national forests in California remain closed, including Angeles National Forest and our own Los Padres National Forest. This decision will continue to be evaluated on a daily basis, taking fire and weather conditions into account.

“Continued closures are based on extreme fire conditions, critical limitations of firefighting resources and to provide for firefighter and public safety,” said Regional Forester Randy Moore.

“We understand how important access to the national forests is to our visitors,” Moore added.

“Our aim is to prevent any new fires on the landscape.”

—Elke Heitmeyer, TME, from a U.S.F.S. news release

Photo captions:

Mt. Pinos Road is closed just south of the Mil Potrero ‘Y’ intersection.

Closure sign warns drivers at the east end of Mil Potrero Highway.

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This is part of the October 2, 2020 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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