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USFS EMERGENCY CLOSURE SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST #MOUNTAINFIRE #CAFIRE #CAPARKS
Forest Closure Order 13-9 for The Mountain Fire
Incident: Mountain Wildfire Released: 6 min. ago
ORDER NO. 13-9 EMERGENCY CLOSURE SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST
Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), and to protect natural resources and provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited on the San Jacinto Ranger District within the San Bernardino National Forest. This Order is effective from July 18, 2013, through the end of the official fire emergency.
1. Going into or being upon National Forest System lands within the Mountain Fire Closure Area, as shown on Exhibit A. 36 CFR 261.52(e).2. Being on National Forest System roads within the Mountain Fire Closure Area, as shown on Exhibit A. 36 CFR 261.54(e).3. Being on National Forest System trails within the Mountain Fire Closure Area, as shown on Exhibit A. 36 CFR 261.55(a).
Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(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 or omission.3. Owners or lessees of private land within the Mountain 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 prohibition 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 551 and 18 USC 3559, 3571, and 3581.Done at San Bernardino, California, this 18th day of July, 2013.Jody NoironForest Supervisor
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