California wildfires prompt elevated fire restrictions at Cleveland National Forest

CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (KGTV)--Residents and visitors to Cleveland National Forest were asked to take extra precautionary measures beginning Monday, July 17 to prevent wildfires. 

The following restrictions were necessary due to recent wildfire activity: 

  • Fireworks are never allowed in the forest
  • Spark arrestors are required for all off-highway vehicles, chainsaws and internal combustion equipment
  • Welding, grinding, cutting and the use of explosives all require authorization by forest officials
  • Wood or charcoal fires are allowed only in designated fire rings located in identified campgrounds and identified picnic areas
  • The use of gas or liquid stoves and lanterns, and jelly petroleum stoves are allowed in all but the San Mateo Canyon Wilderness of the Trabuco Ranger District
  • Smoking is prohibited on Forest Service lands within the Forest boundary, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or within a developed recreation site  


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Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy 


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