Friday, 23 October 2020

Cal Fire closes Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest to vehicle access

LAKE COUNTY, calif. – The Cal Fire Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit announced the closure of the Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest to vehicle access and the closure of the Calso Camp Campground.

These closures are due to the extreme resource drawdown from wildfires across the state, including large fires in the unit, and to limit potential ignition sources from the forest, officials said.

Nonmotorized access to roads and trails remains open via the main parking area next to the forest headquarters.

Cal Fire and local government cooperators have committed every available resource to the fires for the goal of protecting life and property as a first priority.

There are very limited resources available to respond to new incidents and medical emergencies which are common and regular occurrences within the closure area.

“For the safety of the public and the first responders, we ask that you comply with these closures,” Cal Fire said.

In accordance with the proclamation of a state of emergency issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Aug. 18, the California Emergency Services Act, and Government Code 8625: It is hereby ordered that: 1. All agencies of the state government utilize and employ state personnel, equipment, and facilities for the performance of any and all activities consistent with the direction of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the State Emergency Plan.

Also, to protect their safety, all residents are to obey the direction of emergency officials with regard to this emergency in order to protect their safety.

The Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit reminds the recreating public about the current high fire danger situation and requests the public use extreme caution when recreating on state property to avoid new fire ignitions.

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