A forest closure order has been implemented to close the trails and roads within the Los Padres National Forest, Monterey Ranger District due to the Soberanes fire burning in Monterey County. The order prohibits going into or being upon National Forest Service lands within the Soberanes Fire area.
“Safety is our first priority and we are cooperating with emergency responders to let the public and hunters know to stay away from this area,” said Terry Palmisano, Acting Regional Manager with CDFW’s Central Region. “We are in the middle of our A zone deer season, which runs through September and want to alert hunters of the closures.”
For current updates on the Soberanes Fire, please visit the CAL FIRE Incident Information website, http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=1348 or call the Soberanes Fire Information Center at (831) 204-0446. The message will be revised as more information becomes available.
For updates on the U.S. Forest Service closures, please visit the U.S. Forest Service Incident Information System at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4888/.
Jeff Cann, CDFW Central Region, (831) 649-7194
Steve Gonzalez, CDFW Communications, (916) 715-9072