Public Barred From Sherpa Fire Area

Los Padres National Forest Officials on Tuesday issued an order closing West Camino Cielo Road between Refugio Pass and Winchester Canyon Gun Club “to reduce potential conflict between firefighters, their equipment, and the public . . . [and] to help ensure that members of the public are not injured within the fire perimeter, and for the scorched landscape to begin the rehabilitation process,” according to a press release. “Forest Service law enforcement officers will strictly enforce the closure order, which carries a penalty of $5,000 and/or six months in jail. The order will expire December 1, 2016.”

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