Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest closes Dog and Long Valleys lands due to the Loyalton Fire

Due the Loyalton Fire burning into Dog and Long Valleys, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest has closed all National Forest System lands in these areas to the public, according to a Sunday, Aug. 16 statement.

“With the extreme fire weather and dry vegetation, the fire behavior has been very erratic,” said Forest Supervisor Bill Dunkelberger. “We are asking the public to comply with this closure and stay out of the area, so we can focus on suppressing the fire.”

All areas, campgrounds, trails, and roads on the Carson Ranger District west of the Peavine ridgeline from the intersection of Peavine Road and North Virginia Street downtown to Verdi, California are closed to public access

This closure will remain in effect until the Forest Service determines the area is again safe for the public. People found guilty of violating this closure order could receive a maximum fine of $5,000 or six months in jail or both.

For more information on the Loyalton Fire, visit: or the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest social media sites at and