Fire Restrictions Lifted on Sequoia National Forest

Release Date: Nov 7, 2017  

Contact(s): Alicia Embrey


SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST, California November 6, 2017—Recent changes in the weather have prompted Sequoia National Forest officials to lift the 2017 fire restrictions order on Forest Service lands. “Autumn weather has arrived with cooler temperatures and increased moisture,” said Forest Supervisor Kevin B. Elliott. “Due to the reduced temperatures, effective November 4, 2017, fire restrictions are rescinded on the Forest.”

The lifting of Forest’s fire restrictions allows forest visitors to have open campfires outside of developed campgrounds and recreation sites, although campfire permits will still be required. A valid California Campfire Permit is required to have a campfire. Permits are available at all of the Sequoia National Forest offices. Permits are also available online at www.preventwildfireca.org/Campfire-Permit.

Fire officials caution that although fire restrictions are being lifted, conditions remain dry in many areas and fire danger still exists. Visitors are always expected to use caution with campfires and other potential ignition sources. For information on preventing human-caused fires, visit https://www.ready.gov/wildfires, and learn how to reduce the risk of damage from wildfire to homes and communities by visiting www.fireadapted.org.

For more information, please contact any Forest office, Monday—Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:
• Forest Supervisor’s Office—Porterville (559) 784-1500
• Hume Lake Ranger District—Dunlap (559) 338-2251
• Kern River Ranger District—Kernville (760) 376-3781
• Western Divide Ranger District—Springville (559) 539-2607