News Release

For Release: Oct. 15, 2007          
Contact: David Christy (916) 985-4474
CA-CC- 08-05

BLM’s Folsom Office Lifts Emergency Fire Restrictions 

Due to the onset of cool, rainy weather, the Bureau of Land Management’s Folsom Field Office has lifted emergency fire restrictions on all BLM-managed public lands within its boundary effective today. This includes BLM-managed public lands in Nevada, Yuba, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Sacramento, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Stanislaus, Sutter and Mariposa counties, a total of about 230,000 acres.

According to Fire Management Officer Ken Hood, there is no longer a need for emergency restrictions because of cooler, wet weather. However, general fire restrictions remain in place. A copy of those restrictions is available for public viewing at the BLM Folsom Office, 63 Natoma St., Folsom. California campfire permits are needed for fires and stoves outside of established campgrounds.

“BLM Folsom fire management would like to remind the public that the weather conditions could require fire restrictions to go back into effect and to check for any additional fire restrictions before using the public lands,” he said.

For additional information, contact BLM's Folsom Field Office at (916) 985-4474.