Friday, May 22, 2009

Fire Danger: High

This just in from the Cleveland National Forest: the Fire Use Restriction Level has been raised from “Moderate” to “High.”

Most campgrounds will be open to visitors and campfires are allowed in developed campgrounds and picnic areas with designated fire rings. Open fires are NEVER allowed in remote areas on the Cleveland National Forest.

“We appreciate the public’s cooperation. Fire use restriction levels are subject to change with weather and fire activity on the forest, visitors should still use care and caution when visiting the Forest,” said Brian Harris, Forest Public Affairs Officer.

Forest visitors can check on road access, allowable recreational activities, and what restrictions are in place by going to the forest website and clicking on “current conditions” or by calling the numbers listed below. Please check with the other southern California National Forests to determine what current fire restrictions are in place.

The Forest would like to remind visitors that fireworks are never allowed on the Cleveland National Forest and spark arrestors are always required for all off-highway vehicles, chainsaws, and other equipment.

Visitors are encouraged to check before they go. For a recorded message please call 619-593-2183 or for online information go to

Be Careful out there.

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