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Goleta California - Fire Restrictions Take Effect on Los Padres National Forest 27 May 2022 ( news )
Goleta , state California ( By Press Release office)
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The City of Goleta is sharing this information from the U . S . Forest Service .
In response to the increasing potential for a wildland fire start , Los Padres National Forest officials announced that fire restrictions will be implemented throughout the Forest effective today , May 27 . These restrictions will affect the use of campfires , stoves , smoking materials , and internal combustion engines , and will remain in effect until January 31 , 2023 .
Effective May 27 , the following restrictions will be in effect:
No open fires , campfires or charcoal fires will be permitted outside of developed recreation sites or designated
Campfire Use Sites
, even with a valid California Campfire Permit . Lanterns and portable stoves using gas , jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel will be permitted , but only with a valid California Campfire Permit , which can be obtained free - of - charge at the
Ready For Wildfire website
. Forest visitors must clear all flammable material for five feet in all directions from their camp stove , have a shovel available , and ensure that a responsible person always attends the stove during use .
Smoking is prohibited , except within an enclosed vehicle , building , or a designated Campfire Use Site , or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material .
Internal combustion engines may be operated only on roads or designated This restriction is in effect year - round . Please make sure your engine is tuned , operating properly , and has an approved spark arrester .
Fireworks – even the “safe and sane” variety – are not permitted at any time or in any location within the Forest .
Recreational target shooting is prohibited within Los Padres National Forest except for the Winchester Canyon Gun Club and Ojai Valley Gun Club that operate under special use .
For a list of Developed Recreation Sites and Campfire Use Sites in Los Padres National Forest , or further information regarding Fire - Safe Camping , visit
https://www . fs . usda . gov/lpnf
or contact the U . S . Forest Service district office nearest you .
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