NEVADA CITY, Calif. October 5, 2017 – Forest Supervisor Eli Ilano announced that fire restrictions in the Tahoe National Forest will be lifted Friday, October 6, 2017.
Conditions in the Forest prompted the decision to end restrictions. When restrictions are lifted, recreationists may have campfires outside of designated campgrounds with a valid California campfire 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, forest fires can still occur,” said Ilano. “Warm, dry and windy weather conditions are still likely outside of our traditional fire season 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.