Did the forest service personnel actually see you in the burn area? If he was a LEO , you would have been in trouble, really big trouble. Dont let the County Sheriffs catch you in there either. They are seeding the area with aircraft. After the 30th , it will not be open to the public. They are initiating a no tolerance policy to any off trail hiking, horseback riding , Prospecting ( yes prospecting of any kind is in the draft) or any other activity that would require you to you leave your vehicle for any other reason than an emergency. The Unmaintained roads will be closed for no less that the germination period to full adult height ( four to seven years) of the native species of plants being seeded . Shrub Oak, Classic Oak, Manzanita, Seasoned Temptress, desert sage, native trumpet ,.. etc
And Yes , The Forest service confirmed that FS road 177, senator highway, and a couple other roads are indeed still closed to non -authorized traffic. the fore mentioned roads are not subject to re opening anytime soon,and law enforcement may impose those restrictions at any given time.
Meaning, closed to everyone that is not a local resident.