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Susanville Interagency Fire Center
Release Date: 10/14/09
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332  
News Release No. BLM-CA-N-10-2

Restrictions on Outdoor Burning Lifted

The first major storm of autumn has reduced northeast California fire dangers, and burning restrictions have been lifted on national forests, public lands and private property.

CAL FIRE announced that outdoor burning will be allowed without a permit on lands in the Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit beginning at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 13.   Burning will be allowed only permissive burn days.  Information on permissive burn days is available by contacting county air pollution control districts.
Those conducting outdoor burning must still use caution.  Burning permits will again be required beginning May 1, 2010.
The Lassen and Modoc National Forests have also lifted restrictions on campfires and chainsaw use.  Campfires are again allowed outside of posted campgrounds and recreation areas.  Campfire permits are required.  The 1 p.m. shutdown time for chainsaws has been lifted.

The Bureau of Land Management also announced that fire restrictions have ended on public lands in Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Butte, Tehama and Trinity counties in California, and in Washoe County, Nevada.  Permits are required for campfires outside of developed campgrounds.

Fire officials said that even with restrictions lifted, anyone using fire outdoors must be careful.  Burning projects should be conducted only on calm days.  Campers must fully extinguish campfires when breaking camp.


Last updated: 10-14-2009