The forest announced Tuesday that due to sufficient moisture levels campfires and charcoal barbeques will be allowed in all developed campgrounds. The reduction from Level 4 to Level 2 restrictions also lifts prohibitions on recreational target shooting.READ MORE: Dixie Fire Grows To 190,625 Acres; 21% Contained
Wildfires that scorched the forest this year included one ignited by an illegal campfire near Soberanes Creek on July 22 that took nearly three months to contain as it spread over 206 square miles. Firefighting costs exceeded $200 million.READ MORE: Dixie Fire Update: Homes Burn; Firefighters Wage Desperate Battle With Wall Of Flames In Indian Falls
Los Padres is California’s third-largest national forest, covering more than 3,100 square miles in a 220-mile-long swath of coastal mountains from the edge of Los Angeles County north into Monterey County.MORE NEWS: San Francisco To Consider Transit Fees On Congested City Streets
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