New Fire Restrictions in Effect Starting July 6

Beginning July 6, and until further notice, the following restrictions will be in effect:

  • NO Campfires, briquette barbecues, warming fires, stove fires will be allowed on national forest land, even with a valid California Fire Permit.
  • Smoking is banned except in an enclosed vehicle, building or a developed recreation site.
  • Lanterns and portable stoves using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel are allowed only with a valid California Campfire Permit available from Forest Service offices during business hours and at www.preventwildfireca.org/Campfire-Permit. Forest visitors must clear all flammable material five feet in all directions from their camp stove, have a shovel available, and ensure that a responsible person attends the stove at all times when in use.
  • Operating an internal combustion engine outside properly designated roads or trails, welding, and using explosives are all strictly prohibited during the increased restriction period.

Explosives, fireworks, including sparklers and so-called safe and sane fireworks, are prohibited in national forests.

Violations of these prohibitions are punishable by a fine up to $10,000, imprisonment for up to six months, or both.

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