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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 10/23/12
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. NC-13-11

BLM Lifts Fire Restrictions on Northwest California


The first rains of fall and cooler temperatures have reduced fire dangers in northwest California, and the Bureau of Land Management has lifted fire restrictions on public lands managed by the Arcata, Redding and Ukiah field offices.

Campfires can again be used outside of developed campgrounds.  Fire permits are required.   Restrictions on smoking and use of internal combustion engines off of roads and trails are also lifted.

Restrictions had been in place since mid-summer on BLM-managed lands managed in Humboldt, Mendocino, Del Norte, Trinity, Siskiyou, Shasta, Butte, Tehama, Lake, Napa, Colusa, Glenn, Solano, Yolo, Sonoma and Marin counties.

Even with reduced fire dangers, officials urge outdoor enthusiasts and homeowners to be careful with fire.  Campers must fully extinguish campfires when leaving camp, and burning should not be conducted on windy days.  Wood cutters must have spark arresters on their chainsaws, and they should carry tools including shovels and fire extinguishers. 




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Last updated: 10-23-2012