Vegetation Fire In Pfeiffer Contained

A small wildfire near the entrance of Pfeiffer is contained and crews are mopping up.

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Pfeiffer Smoke Column
Pfeiffer Smoke Column, Image Credit Debbie Reed

The central coast is drying out rapidly. Late spring winds continue drying grasses and fuel moistures are low due to lack of rain.

Ongoing and Scheduled Highway and Lane Closures

TAMC CONE ZONE REPORT
ROAD AND LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR MAY 25 – June 1

MONTEREY COUNTY

Here are the major scheduled road and lane closures for Monterey County from Sunday, May 25, through Sunday, June 1, 2014.  Please keep in mind that construction work is weather-dependent.

Highway 1 – South Coast: May 27 – May 28
Daytime slide removal along Highway 1 between the San Luis Obisbo County line and the Salmon Creek Arch Culvert from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
*Motorists can expect delays of approximately 15 minutes.

Highway 1 – Big Sur Coast: May 27 – May 30
Daytime drainage work and vegetation spraying along Highway 1 between Lime Creek Bridge and Garrapata Creek Bridge from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
*Motorists can expect delays of approximately 10 minutes.

Highway 1 – Carmel Highlands: May 27 – May 30
Daytime sewer work on Highway 1 at Highland Drive from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be alternating one-way traffic control.
^Motorists can expect delays of approximately 10 minutes

Contact: Grant Leonard (TAMC)
Phone: (831) 775-4402

STR & Special Events Meetings

We have scheduled two community meetings scheduled to discuss Home Stay Rentals (Short Term Rentals) and Special Events. Please reserve these dates on your calendars:

Wednesday May 28, 2014 6:30 PM Big Sur Grange

Thursday May 29, 2014 6:30 PM Carmel Highlands Fire Community Room

Toward the end of this week, we will provide the comments that we have received to date on the Discussion Draft Ordinance with our responses.

If you have any questions please contact me

John Ford
Planning Services Manager
Resource Management Agency — Planning
(831) 755-5158

Level III Fire Restrictions in Effect For Los Padres National Forest

NEWS RELEASE

Los Padres National Forest

For Immediate Release

Fire Restrictions Take Effect in Los Padres National Forest

GOLETA, CA, May 19, 2014…Due to extremely dry vegetation and an increasing fire danger, Los Padres National Forest officials announced that Level III fire restrictions will go into effect beginning today, May 19, 2014. The following restrictions will be rigorously enforced until this Forest Order expires:

*Wood and charcoal fires are prohibited in all areas of Los Padres National Forest except for designated Campfire Use sites; however persons with a valid California Campfire Permit are allowed to use portable stoves and lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel outside of designated Campfire Use Sites. California Campfire Permits are available for free download from the Los Padres National Forest website.

*You must clear all flammable material for a distance of 10 feet in all directions from your camp stove, have a shovel available, and ensure that a responsible person attends the stove at all times when it is in use.

*Recreational target shooting is prohibited in all areas of the National Forest unless specifically authorized by a special use permit with the Forest.

*Hunting with a valid State of California hunting license during open hunting season is exempt from this restriction.

*Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the national forest except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or designated Campfire Use Site.

*Operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order on roads and trails specifically designated for such use. (This restriction is in effect year-round.)

 

A list designated Campfire Use Sites is attached. For further information regarding current conditions and safety tips, contact your nearest Forest Service office or visit the Los Padres National Forest website .

Contact: Andrew Madsen (805) 961-5759

Twitter: @LosPadresNF

U.S. Forest Service