Campfires and smoking in the Angeles National Forest are being limited because of hot and dry conditions, officials said. Campfires are prohibited except in developed campgrounds and picnic areas where stoves are provided. Portable stoves using jellied petroleum, gas or pressurized liquid fuel may be used outside of developed sites, and barbecues are allowed at certain stream-bottom locations along the San Gabriel River. However, both uses require fire permits, available free at Forest Service offices.
Smoking in the Angeles National Forest is permitted only in vehicles and developed recreation sites, or while stopped in cleared areas at least three feet in diameter. Smoking is not permitted while hiking.
Among other restrictions, off-road motorcycles and other internal combustion engines such as portable generators and dredges are required to have spark arresters.