The increased restrictions update the fire restrictions issued May 24, 2021, as well as the statewide fire prevention order. This action is being closely coordinated with the Inyo and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests, Cal Fire San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Unit and the Mono County Sheriff’s Office.
California is in a drought with 85 percent of the state in extreme drought. We are seeing historically dry fuel moisture, meaning the grass, brush and trees ignite and burn extremely quick. Fire activity started much early this year with California’s single largest fire, the Dixie Fire, still burning north of Chico. Taking individual responsibility to reduce wildland fire risk, while recreating on public lands, around homes and communities, before a fire occurs can help keep property, the public and firefighters safe.
The updated fire prevention order includes the Crowley Lake
Anyone found guilty of violating a fire prevention order may be fined not more than $100,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than 12 months. Restitution for total fire suppression and damage costs incurred may be borne by the trespasser.
Homeowners in fire prone areas should create defensible space now: https://www.readyforwildfire.