News Release

For Release:  Sept. 22, 2008      
Contact:  BLM:  Jeff Fontana, (530) 252-5332; Modoc NF:  Laura Williams (530) 233-5811 or Lassen NF:  Leona Rodreick (530) 252-6605
BLM-CA-N-94

Fire Restrictions to be Lifted on BLM, Forest Lands 

Other Outdoor Burning Permits are Still Suspended

Seasonal restrictions on campfires and firewood cutting will be lifted Sunday, Sept. 28, on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management’s Eagle Lake, Alturas and Surprise field offices and the Modoc National Forest.  The announcement affects public lands in Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Sierra, eastern Siskiyou, eastern Shasta counties in California and Washoe and Humboldt counties in Nevada.

When restrictions are lifted, campfires can again be used outside of developed recreation sites. Campfire permits are required.  The 1 p.m. shutdown time for chainsaws also will be lifted.
 
On the Lassen National Forest, firewood cutting will again be allowed, but chainsaws must be shut down by 1 p.m. daily (hootowl restriction).  Woodcutters needing permits should plan on visiting ranger district offices before October 1 or after October 3 or expect delays in processing.

Campfire restrictions limiting fires to designated recreation sites will remain in effect on the Lassen National Forest until further notice, as will requirements limiting smoking to recreation sites, buildings and enclosed vehicles.
 
Permits for outdoor burning, including debris piles, remain suspended.  CAL FIRE will announce lifting of the suspension when wildfire risks are reduced.
 
More information is available from the BLM field offices: (530) 233-4666 (Alturas); (530) 257-0456 (Eagle Lake); (530) 279-6101 (Surprise); the Modoc National Forest (530) 233-5811; or the Lassen National Forest (530) 257-2151.

-SIFC-

Susanville Interagency Fire Center
CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit • Lassen National Forest  
Bureau of Land Management • Lassen Volcanic National Park