Tahoe National Forest Lifts Fire Restrictions

Contact(s): Michael Woodbridge

Nevada City, CA – Forest Supervisor Tom Quinn announced that fire restrictions in the Tahoe National Forest have been lifted today, September 30, 2014.

Recent precipitation and conditions in the forest prompted the decision to end the restrictions. When restrictions are lifted, recreationists may have campfires outside of designated campgrounds with a valid permit; smoke outside of designated sites; and operate internal combustion engines off forest roads and trails where appropriate.

Campfire permits are free from any Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, or California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) office. You can also obtain a campfire permit online at www.preventwildfireca.org.

“Although fire restrictions have been lifted, fire season is not over yet,” said Quinn. “Warm, dry and windy weather conditions are still likely to occur this year and that means the fire danger is still present. Please continue to be careful with fires while in the national forest.”

Never leave campfires or lit lanterns and stoves unattended and make sure equipment and off-road vehicles have working spark arresters. Other wildfire prevention practices can be found at www.fs.usda.gov/main/r5/fire-aviation/prevention.

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

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