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North California Wildfire Continues, Forces Feds to Close 9 National Forests

North California fire isn’t going to stop anytime soon. Instead, it continues to spread in other parts.

Therefore, forcing the feds to close the 9 national forests for the next two weeks.

The decision has been taken to keep the safety of the public & firefighters at almost priority. So, from 11:59 PM today to 11:59 PM on labor day, no one will be allowed to enter the following 9 forests:

  • Klamath National Forest;
  • Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit;
  • Lassen National Forest;
  • Mendocino National Forest;
  • Modoc National Forest.
  • Plumas National Forest;
  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest;
  • Six Rivers National Forest;
  • Tahoe National Forest.

Signed by the regional forester, Jennifer Eberlien, this order is a sigh of relief for firefighters & will reduce the excess burden from their shoulders.

Recommended Read: California Set Ablaze by Another Wildfire in East!

Who is Exempted From the Latest Order?

Even though the public isn’t allowed to enter these forests, there are some circumstances where certain individuals will get exemptions to enter into these forests:

  • Residents of the national parks, to the extent necessary to access their residences;
  • Owners or lessees of land, to the extent necessary to access their land;
  • Persons with Forest Service Permit No. FS-7700-48 (Permit for Use of Roads, Trails,
    or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order), specifically exempting them from this
    order;
  • Any federal, state, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting
    force in the performance of official duty;
  • Persons with a Forest Service special use authorization for an electric transmission
    line, an oil or gas pipeline, communications site, or any other non-recreation special
    use;
  • Recreational activities, such as harvesting timber or forest products or grazing livestock.
  • Persons engaged in a business, trade, or occupation are not exempt from the prohibitions listed above but may use National Forest System roads to the extent necessary to carry out their business, trade, or occupation.

If your circumstances don’t meet either of these exceptions, a violation would lead to a fine of over $5,000 for an individual & $10,000 for an organization or imprisonment of a maximum of 6 months or both.

Hikaru Y.
Hikaru Y.https://theeastcountygazette.com
Hikaru is the lead editor at The East County Gazette. He covers news in & out of Sand Diego & the rest of California State.
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