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Northern California District
Release Date: 06/10/14
Contacts: Jeff Fontana 530-252-5332    
News Release No. CA-N-14-60

BLM Announces Fire Restrictions for Lands Managed by Redding Field Office

The Bureau of Land Management has implemented fire restrictions for public lands managed by the Redding Field Office in Shasta, Tehama, Butte, Trinity and Siskiyou counties. The restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.

Field Office Manager Jennifer Mata said the restrictions are needed because of dry fuels and increasing fire danger in the north state.  She said wildfires under these conditions can pose threats to public land visitors, natural resources and adjacent private lands and communities.

Under the restrictions, all campfires and barbecues are prohibited except in the Junction City, Steel Bridge and Douglas City campgrounds and the Steiner Flat primitive campground.

Portable stoves and lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel are allowed outside of posted recreation sites, with a valid California campfire permit. Visitors should be extremely careful with their use. Wildland visitors should carry a shovel and water.

Target shooting will be allowed from a half-hour before sunrise until noon daily. Target shooters must have a shovel or fire extinguisher on hand.

Other restrictions include:

  • No smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or at a designated, developed recreation site, or other designated areas.
  • No motor vehicles off of established roads or trails.
  • No shooting using incendiary, tracer, steel core or armor-piercing ammunition. Targets made of material that could explode or emit sparks may not be used.
  • No fireworks, including "safe and sane" devices.      

The BLM advises homeowners to develop and maintain 100 feet of clean, open space around their homes to provide defensible space and improve the chance that their homes can be saved in an uncontrolled wildfire.

For more information, contact the Redding Field Office at (530) 224-2100.


Northern California District   355 Hemsted Drive      Redding, CA 96002  

Last updated: 06-10-2014