Dry vegetation, and high fire danger conditions have prompted the Los Padres National Forest to increase fire restrictions.
Starting today, wood and charcoal fires are banned in all areas of the national forest, including designated campfire areas. People with California Campfire permits can use gas, petroleum, or liquid fuel lanterns or stoves at campfire use sites.
Smoking is banned in all areas of the national forest, except for in an enclosed vehicle, a building, or a designated campfire use site.
Recreational target shooting is also banned, unless you have a special use permit. If you have a valid hunting license, it’s still allowed during hunting season.
And, vehicles used in national forest areas must be equipped with spark arrestors.