For Release: October 12, 2007
Contact: Jim Dawson (707) 468-4000 or Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332
BLM Ukiah Lifting Northwest Californiqa Fire Restrictions
The Bureau of Land Management will lift restrictions on outdoor use of fire beginning Monday, Oct. 15, on the public lands it manages in Mendocino, Lake, Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Yolo, Glenn and Colusa counties.
The restrictions on campfire use, off road travel and other activities have been in effect since early summer.
BLM Fire Management Officer Jim Dawson said that people can again use campfires outside of developed recreation sites on BLM-managed public lands. Campfire permits are required, and can be obtained from the BLM Ukiah Field Office, 2550 North State St., in Ukiah.
“Even with the beginning of our rainy season, people still need to be careful with fire,” Dawson said. “Fires should never be used on windy days, and campers must fully extinguish campfires before leaving a campsite.”
Ukiah Field Office 2550 North State St., Ukiah, CA 95482