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Fire Restrictions in Tahoe National Forest



       

By: Ann Westling TNF

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This photo shows the Forest Service extinguishing an escaped campfire 1 mile west of Truckee which occurred July 31, 2005. Photo was taken by Jeff McCaskill, Fire Prevention Technician from the Truckee Ranger Station, Tahoe National Forest.

Effective tomorrow, Friday, August 19, 2005, fire restrictions will go into effect in the Tahoe National Forest due to dry weather conditions, announced Steve Eubanks, Forest Supervisor. "Fire season is here and with the continuing hot, dry weather, we need the public's help in being fire safe. Illegal and abandoned campfires are the number one cause of human-caused fires on the Forest. Last year we found over 200 illegal/abandoned campfires. This year, we have had 50 so far, and the summer is not over," stated Eubanks.

Under these restrictions, campfires are only permitted in developed campgrounds and other designated sites (in the metal rings/grills provided). In the back-country, portable stoves, including those that use gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel are permitted with a valid campfire permit. Propane-type Bar-B-Q's can be used outside designated sites, but charcoal Bar-B-Q's cannot. Smoking is only permitted in an enclosed vehicle or developed recreation site. Internal combustion engines, including off highway vehicles (OHV's) can only be operated on roads or designated trails.

The personal wood cutting program this year will continue to operate, as long as individuals have a valid woodcutting permit and follow the conditions on the permit.

Many factors determine the need for restrictions including moisture in live and dead vegetation, wind, temperature and humidity along, with previous and expected weather patterns this summer. Restrictions may vary from forest to forest as conditions differ. Please check with the appropriate agency for current restrictions when planning to visit any forest, park or open space for the remainder of the summer.

Campfire permits are free and can be obtained at any Forest Service office.

For more information on these restrictions, visit the TNF website at www.fs.fed.us/r5/tahoe/ or the Forest Service office nearest you. Offices are located in Sierraville (530) 994-3401, Truckee (530) 587-3558, Camptonville (530) 288-3231, Foresthill (530) 367-2224, and Nevada City (530) 265-4531.

 

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