The Bureau of Land Management is issuing seasonal fire restrictions in California which will affect the Carrizo Plain National Monument in San Luis Obispo County.
Starting May 23, the following fire restrictions will go into effect:
- No campfires, barbecues or open fires, except in a developed campground. Portable stoves with gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel are allowed with a valid California campfire permit available for free at all BLM, U.S. Forest Service and CAL FIRE offices, or at https://www.readyforwildfire.org/prevent-wildfire/campfire-safety/
- No motorized vehicles off BLM designated roads or trails
- No tools powered by internal combustion engines off BLM designated roads or trails (such as chainsaws or lawnmowers)
- No smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building or at a developed recreation site or other designated areas
- No welding or operating acetylene or other torches with an open flame
Other areas affected by the restrictions include the Keysville Special Recreation Management Area, Lake Isabella and San Joaquin River Gorge. Restrictions will also go into effect in the Panoche, Tumey and Griswold hills starting May 25.
For a list of current fire restrictions on BLM lands throughout California, click here.