This was not from the Los Padres National Forest, but from Gila National Forest in New Mexico. “Please don’t bury your campfire. Make sure it is cold to the touch before you leave. Burying keeps the heat inside. Firefighters responded 2 days in a row to this area for unextinguished fires. Too hot to hold, too hot to leave!”
MAKE SURE YOURS IS COLD TO THE TOUCH before you leave it.