For Release: Sept. 26, 2007
Contact: Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332
BLM Redding Field Office to Lift Fire Restrictions
Cooler fall weather is beginning to reduce fire dangers on public lands in northern California, and the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Redding Field Office has announced it will lift seasonal fire restrictions on Friday, Sept. 28.
Easing of restrictions means that campfires will again be allowed outside of designated campgrounds and recreation sites, internal combustion engines can be used off of established roads, and target shooting will again be allowed during the afternoon hours.
BLM Fire Management Officer Tim Bradley stressed that people should continue to be careful with any use of fire outdoors. Many wildland areas are still dry and carelessness can lead to wildfires.
Bradley said anyone using a campfire must have a valid California campfire permit, available free at any BLM, Forest Service or CAL FIRE office. He urged campers to ensure that campfires are dead out when they retire for the night or leave camp.
He said wood cutters must ensure that chainsaws have functioning spark arresters.
Fire restrictions are also being lifted on the Shasta-Trinity, Klamath, Modoc and Lassen national forests and on BLM-managed lands in northeast California. Restrictions remain in effect in other parts of northern California, including public lands managed by the BLM’s Arcata and Ukiah field offices. Campers, woodcutters and other outdoor enthusiasts should check on fire restriction status in the areas they plan to visit.
Redding Field Office 355 Hemsted Drive Redding, CA 96002