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Fire Restrictions to be Lifted Monday in the Eldorado National Forest

Contact(s): Kristi Schroeder, 530-622-5061


Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree announced that fire restrictions in the Eldorado National Forest will be lifted on Monday, October 5, 2015.  This means that forest visitors in possession of a valid California campfire permit may, once again, have open campfires outside of designated campgrounds. The permit is free from any Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management or California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) office.

 “Although forest conditions have improved, the danger from wildfires is not over yet,” said Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree. “Visitors need to know that the forest is still dry enough for a fire start. I expect everyone to be very careful with fire while visiting the national forest.”

Please remember, CAL FIRE continues to have a statewide burn ban. Contact your local CAL FIRE office for more information.

People interested in camping outside of designated areas should contact the nearest Forest Service office for instructions, updated fire information, campfire permits and current restrictions. Contact information for the respective Ranger stations can be found on the Forest’s website: www.fs.usda.gov/eldorado.       

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