News Release

For Release: Nov. 4, 2008          
Contact: David Christy (916) 985-4474

BLM’s Folsom Office Lifts 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 Brian Mulhollen, BLM Folsom fuels management specialist, there is no longer a need for emergency restrictions because of cooler, wet weather. However, some requirements such as campfire permits remain in place. Campfire permits and additional information is available at the BLM Folsom Office, 63 Natoma St., Folsom.

"As always, we’re asking the public to be careful with fire on public lands even though the danger has decreased," he said.

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