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Fire and Fuels Management

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Fire and Fuels Management Hotline

(916) 941-3155

Fuel Break Helps Save Homes
News Release - Cameron Park

Fire Restrictions on Public Lands
News Release - Effective July 27, 2016

BLM Tree Mortality Task Force
Fire Prevention and Education Team

BLM Public Lands - County Map

 Public Lands - Federal & State Mgmt Map

On-line Campfire Permits

Veterans Fire Crew

Defensible Space

In California the number of homes and businesses are growing in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) and fire is an increasing threat.  Reduce your home's fire danger and prevent wildfires from spreading - - Take Responsibility today.

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Wildfire Incidents
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Campfire Permits

If you create a campfire of any kind on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or National Park Service, you will need a campfire permit.
Now available . . . On-line Campfire Permits

Campfire permits are free of charge, and may be obtained from any Bureau of Land Management office in California.  To obtain National Park Service (NPS) campfire permits, contact the NPs you plan on visiting.  You may also obtain campfire permits from any of the following agencies:

Additional Information

  • On private land you must have written permission from the landowner for campfire use.
  • Many high-country areas prohibit wood fires to protect scarce vegetation.
  • If you smoke outside a vehicle, be sure you do so within a cleared area at least 3 feet in diameter.