Expanded fire rules in Los Padres Forest

LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. The new restrictions include a ban on smoking in all areas of the forest, except within buildings, campfire use sites, and enclosed vehicles. There is also a ban on target shooting anywhere, except the Winchester Gun Club in Santa Barbara County and the Ojai Valley Gun Club in Ventura County.

Restrictions already in place include:

  • Open fires, campfires, and charcoal fires are permitted only in campfire use sites and must be attended at all times.
  • Internal combustion engines may be operated only on roads or trails designated for such use.
  • A valid California Campfire Permit is required for portable stoves and lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum, or liquid fuel.

The /*San Bernardino National Forest*/ imposed similar expanded restrictions last month.

The fire rules in /*Los Padres National Forest*/ will remain in effect until the end of fire season, which comes once the forest receives at least two inches of rainfall.

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