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Release Date: 10/19/12
Contacts: BLM, Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
  Modoc NF, David Bolsover , (530) 233-5811  
  Lassen NF, Heidi Perry-McCourt , (530) 252-6604  
News Release No. NC-13-9

Campfire, Chainsaw Use Restrictions Lifted on BLM, Forest Service Lands

Other Outdoor Burning Permits are Still Suspended

Seasonal restrictions on campfires and firewood cutting will be rescinded on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management’s Eagle Lake, Alturas and Surprise field offices and the Lassen and Modoc National Forests.

On BLM-managed lands the fire restrictions expire at midnight Friday, Oct. 19; on the Lassen and Modoc National Forests the restrictions will be lifted at midnight, Sunday, Oct. 21.  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 is also lifted, along with restrictions on smoking and target shooting.

The region-wide ban on outdoor debris burning will remain in place until rescinded by CAL FIRE.

“Even with restrictions rescinded, outdoor visitors need to be extremely careful with fire,” said Rich Thayer, a manager at the Susanville Interagency Fire Center.  “Conditions are still very dry and we still have the potential for fires.”

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.


Last updated: 10-19-2012