Skip to Content

Campfires in Los Padres National Forest banned during drought

Campers can forget about s’mores over a campfire in the Los Padres National Forest.

Ventura County Fire Capt. Scott Dettore said campfires are banned due to the high fire danger.

Despite cooler temperatures along the coast, it’s not the growing season for timber and brush. Although it sprinkled in Lockwood Valley Monday, plants known to burn easily are not getting enough moisture to dampen the fire danger.

Smoking outdoors in the forest is banned too.

Propane stoves are allowed with a permit.

Article Topic Follows: News

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

News Channel 3-12

Email the News Channel 3-12 Team


News Channel 3-12 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content