Lake Fire, the
San Gorgonio Wilderness is CLOSED TO ALL USE. All permits that have been
issued are canceled and permits cannot be applied for until further
Lake Fire Forest Closure Order
Incident: Lake Fire Wildfire
Released: 1:17 hrs. ago
SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL
Forest Order No. 05-12-51-15-03
Lake Fire Closure
Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36
CFR 261.50(a) and (b), to provide for public safety and protect natural
resources, the following acts are prohibited within the Mountaintop
Ranger District of the San Bernardino National Forest. This Order is
effective from June 24, 2015 through October 1, 2015.
l. Going into or being upon
National Forest System lands within the Lake Fire Closure Area. The Lake
Fire Closure Area boundary begins at the intersection of the San
Gorgonio Wilderness and State Highway 38, then continues along the
southeastern boundary of the San Gorgonio Wilderness to its intersection
with the Forest boundary and the Morongo Indian Reservation, then
continues east along the Forest boundary to its intersection with the
Bureau of Land Management boundary, then continues north along the
Forest boundary to the northeast comer of Section 20, Range 3 East,
Township I North, San Bernardino Base and Meridian, then continues west
back to the starting point, as shown on Exhibit A. 36 CFR 26 I .53(e).
2. Being on any National
Forest System trail within the Lake Fire Closure Area, as shown on the
attached map. 36 CFR 26 I .55(a).
3. Being on any National
Forest System road within the Lake Fire Closure Area, as shown on the
attached map. 36 CFR 261.54(e)
Pursuant to 36 CFR 26 I
.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:
1. Any Federal, State or
local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force
in the performance of an official duty.
2. Persons with a permit from
the Forest Service specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act
3. Owners or lessees of
private land within the Lake Fire Closure Area to the extent necessary
to gain access to their land.
These prohibitions are in
addition to the general prohibitions in 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart A.
A violation of these
prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5000 for an
individual or $10,000 for an organization or imprisonment for not more
than six months, or both 16 USC 551and18 USC 3559, 3571, and 358 1.
Executed in San Bernardino,
California, this 24th day of June, 2015
Acting Forest Supervisor