Visitors are no longer restricted to developed sites for having campfires, charcoal grills, or gas stoves. Starting at 5 PM PST, October 22, 2015, there will be no more fire restrictions.
Free California Campfire Permits are required and may be obtained at any Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management or Cal Fire offices. They may also be obtained online at www.preventwildfireca.org .
Despite the change in weather, visitors are asked to continue to be careful when using campfires, charcoal fires and gas stoves on Bureau of Land Management and National Forest lands.
When you have a campfire, do the following:
- Clear all flammable material away from the fire for a minimum of 5 feet in all directions to prevent an escape of the fire.
- Have a shovel available at the campfire site for preparing and extinguishing campfires.
- Have a responsible person in attendance at all times.
- Extinguish campfire with water, drowning the fire, stirring the coals and ash, and feel for heat or warm spots; continue the process until the coals and ash are cold.
Fire officials urge the public to “Be Fire Safe,” when visiting our forests and public lands. Wildfires can be damaging. The personal liability can be enormous for the cost of suppression and damages caused by any wildfire that starts by negligence. It’s a clear choice … Be Fire Wise!!!”