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Cleveland National Forest elevates fire restrictions

CORONA — Elevated fire restrictions went into effect Monday for the Cleveland National Forest, which encompasses more than 460,000 acres in the counties of San Diego, Riverside and Orange.
A brush crew keeps watch over part of the area burned by the Wildomar fire in the Cleveland National Forest last year as cleanup takes place near Wildomar, CA. November 2, 2017.<br />(TERRY PIERSON,THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE/SCNG)
Restrictions are put into effect when fire danger levels increase due to weather, seasonal temperatures and other risk indexes, including high winds or lightning.
A handful of activities are restricted within forest boundaries until further notice, including:–Using gas and liquid stoves and lanterns–Smoking within the forest–Using firearms–Welding, grinding, cutting or using explosives, as well as other activities requiring a special use authorization.
Additionally, year-round restrictions continue on fireworks and the use of wood or charcoal fires outside developed campgrounds in the southernmost national forest in California, which is divided into the Descanso, Palomar and Trabuco Ranger Districts.
Spark arresters are also required for all off-highway vehicles, chainsaws and other internal combustion equipment.
Similar restrictions are in place for the San Bernardino National Forest.
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Source: OC Register

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