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 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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