Los Padres National Forest officials issued a forest order that closes the area of the Mill Fire on the Monterey Ranger District to the public.
The closure goes into effect Sunday, August 4th.
Violators face a penalty of $5,000 and/or six months in jail.
In a statement released Saturday, officials say the emergency road closure of the Nacimiento-Fergusson Road begins at its intersection with State Highway 1, in the eastern edge of Section 26, Township 22 South, Range 4 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian and continues east for about 16 miles to the Los Padres National Forest Boundary.
Click here for full details on road closures in the area.
Dispersed campfires are also forbidden in the Los Padres National Forest. Violators face hefty fines and jail time and may be responsible for paying restitution for fire suppression costs for a wildfire started by an illegal fire.