Lassen National Forest implements road restrictions due to Hog Fire

The Lassen National Forest is implementing Forest Order 06-20-09 (Hog Fire Closure Order) to protect public health and safety. The Hog Fire exhibited extreme fire behavior and has grown to more than 9,000 acres. This order is effective from July 21, through Oct. 31, 2020.

The Hog Fire Closure Area boundary begins at the intersection of County Road A21 and Highway 36, then continues north along A21 to its intersection with the 101 Road, then continues northeast along the 101 Road to its intersection with Highway 44, then continues southeast along Highway 44 to its intersection with Highway 36, then continues west along Highway 36.

“The Hog Fire Closure Order facilitates unimpeded ingress and egress for fire and other emergency responders, as well as owners, lessees, and residents of land in the area,” said Leslie Ross, acting forest supervisor.

It also limits the public exposure to fire danger and impaired visibility due to smoke.

A consultation was done externally with the CALFIRE Lassen Modoc Unit and local law enforcement cooperators. USFS employees with areas of expertise in fire management prevention, law enforcement and public affairs were all contacted and involved in developing the proposed closure order wording and exhibit.