Fire Information and Fire Restrictions

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This map displays the real-time status of large wildfires over 100 acres and current fire restrictions within BLM District and Field Office boundaries. Click on an area of the map to see a pop-up box with additional information. On the map legend, characteristics will become visible as the map is zoomed in.

Current Fire Restrictions

The statewide, year-round fire restrictions remain in effect. Under this order, the public is required to follow these criteria before building, attending, maintaining, or using a campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, outside of a developed campground:

  • maintain a five-foot diameter area cleared to bare soil and free of any overhead flammable materials in all directions around the campfire,
  • have on hand a functioning round-point shovel, with an overall length of at least 35 inches, that can be easily accessed within a reasonable amount of time in response to a fire ignition,
  • possess a valid California Campfire Permit, available free of charge Campfire Permit - Ready for Wildfire.

Target shooting and other fire restrictions remain in effect for some areas of BLM-managed public lands in California. Find specific restrictions by field office below. Restrictions on target shooting do not prevent hunting with a valid hunting license, as hunting on BLM public lands is managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Please visit https://wildlife.ca.gov/hunting for more information.

The restrictions below include campfire safety measures issued in 2020 with a Statewide Fire Order and will remain in place until 2025. 

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Northern California District

Applegate Field Office

Current Restrictions in Place

  • The statewide, year-round fire restrictions remain in effect. Under this order, the public is required to follow these criteria before building, attending, maintaining, or using a campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, outside of a developed campground:

    • maintain a five-foot diameter area cleared to bare soil and free of any overhead flammable materials in all directions around the campfire,
    • have on hand a functioning round-point shovel, with an overall length of at least 35 inches, that can be easily accessed within a reasonable amount of time in response to a fire ignition,
    • possess a valid California Campfire Permit, available free of charge Campfire Permit - Ready for Wildfire.

Read more about fire restrictions:

Arcata Field Office

Current Restrictions in Place

  • The statewide, year-round fire restrictions remain in effect. Under this order, the public is required to follow these criteria before building, attending, maintaining, or using a campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, outside of a developed campground:

    • maintain a five-foot diameter area cleared to bare soil and free of any overhead flammable materials in all directions around the campfire,
    • have on hand a functioning round-point shovel, with an overall length of at least 35 inches, that can be easily accessed within a reasonable amount of time in response to a fire ignition,
    • possess a valid California Campfire Permit, available free of charge Campfire Permit - Ready for Wildfire.

Read more about fire restrictions:

Eagle Lake Field Office

Current Restrictions in Place

  • The statewide, year-round fire restrictions remain in effect. Under this order, the public is required to follow these criteria before building, attending, maintaining, or using a campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, outside of a developed campground:

    • maintain a five-foot diameter area cleared to bare soil and free of any overhead flammable materials in all directions around the campfire,
    • have on hand a functioning round-point shovel, with an overall length of at least 35 inches, that can be easily accessed within a reasonable amount of time in response to a fire ignition,
    • possess a valid California Campfire Permit, available free of charge Campfire Permit - Ready for Wildfire.

Read more about fire restrictions:

Redding Field Office

Current restrictions in place:

  • The statewide, year-round fire restrictions remain in effect. Under this order, the public is required to follow these criteria before building, attending, maintaining, or using a campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, outside of a developed campground:

    • maintain a five-foot diameter area cleared to bare soil and free of any overhead flammable materials in all directions around the campfire,
    • have on hand a functioning round-point shovel, with an overall length of at least 35 inches, that can be easily accessed within a reasonable amount of time in response to a fire ignition,
    • possess a valid California Campfire Permit, available free of charge Campfire Permit - Ready for Wildfire.

Read more about fire restrictions:

BLM lifts fire restrictions on public lands in NW California - full order (October 2022)
BLM California announces statewide, year-round restrictions - full order (April 2020)

Central California District

Bakersfield Field Office

Current restrictions in place:

  • The statewide, year-round fire restrictions remain in effect. Under this order, the public is required to follow these criteria before building, attending, maintaining, or using a campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, outside of a developed campground:

    • maintain a five-foot diameter area cleared to bare soil and free of any overhead flammable materials in all directions around the campfire,
    • have on hand a functioning round-point shovel, with an overall length of at least 35 inches, that can be easily accessed within a reasonable amount of time in response to a fire ignition,
    • possess a valid California Campfire Permit, available free of charge Campfire Permit - Ready for Wildfire.
Bishop Field Office

Current restrictions in place:

  • The statewide, year-round fire restrictions remain in effect. Under this order, the public is required to follow these criteria before building, attending, maintaining, or using a campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, outside of a developed campground:

    • maintain a five-foot diameter area cleared to bare soil and free of any overhead flammable materials in all directions around the campfire,
    • have on hand a functioning round-point shovel, with an overall length of at least 35 inches, that can be easily accessed within a reasonable amount of time in response to a fire ignition,
    • possess a valid California Campfire Permit, available free of charge Campfire Permit - Ready for Wildfire.

Read more about fire restrictions:

Central Coast Field Office

Current restrictions in place:

  • The statewide, year-round fire restrictions remain in effect. Under this order, the public is required to follow these criteria before building, attending, maintaining, or using a campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, outside of a developed campground:

    • maintain a five-foot diameter area cleared to bare soil and free of any overhead flammable materials in all directions around the campfire,
    • have on hand a functioning round-point shovel, with an overall length of at least 35 inches, that can be easily accessed within a reasonable amount of time in response to a fire ignition,
    • possess a valid California Campfire Permit, available free of charge Campfire Permit - Ready for Wildfire.

Read more about fire restrictions:

Mother Lode Field Office

Some recreation areas have year-round fire restrictions, such as the South Yuba Wild & Scenic River Recreation Area, which is managed by the Mother Lode Field Office. Visit https://www.blm.gov/visit/south-yuba-river for more information. 

Current restrictions in place:

  • The statewide, year-round fire restrictions remain in effect. Under this order, the public is required to follow these criteria before building, attending, maintaining, or using a campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, outside of a developed campground:

    • maintain a five-foot diameter area cleared to bare soil and free of any overhead flammable materials in all directions around the campfire,
    • have on hand a functioning round-point shovel, with an overall length of at least 35 inches, that can be easily accessed within a reasonable amount of time in response to a fire ignition,
    • possess a valid California Campfire Permit, available free of charge Campfire Permit - Ready for Wildfire.

Read more about fire restrictions:

Ukiah Field Office

Current restrictions in place:

  • The statewide, year-round fire restrictions remain in effect. Under this order, the public is required to follow these criteria before building, attending, maintaining, or using a campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, outside of a developed campground:

    • maintain a five-foot diameter area cleared to bare soil and free of any overhead flammable materials in all directions around the campfire,
    • have on hand a functioning round-point shovel, with an overall length of at least 35 inches, that can be easily accessed within a reasonable amount of time in response to a fire ignition,
    • possess a valid California Campfire Permit, available free of charge Campfire Permit - Ready for Wildfire.

Read more about fire restrictions:

California Desert District

Barstow Field Office

Current restrictions in place:

  • The statewide, year-round fire restrictions remain in effect. Under this order, the public is required to follow these criteria before building, attending, maintaining, or using a campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, outside of a developed campground:

    • maintain a five-foot diameter area cleared to bare soil and free of any overhead flammable materials in all directions around the campfire,
    • have on hand a functioning round-point shovel, with an overall length of at least 35 inches, that can be easily accessed within a reasonable amount of time in response to a fire ignition,
    • possess a valid California Campfire Permit, available free of charge Campfire Permit - Ready for Wildfire.

Read more about fire restrictions:

El Centro Field Office

Current restrictions in place:

  • The statewide, year-round fire restrictions remain in effect. Under this order, the public is required to follow these criteria before building, attending, maintaining, or using a campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, outside of a developed campground:

    • maintain a five-foot diameter area cleared to bare soil and free of any overhead flammable materials in all directions around the campfire,
    • have on hand a functioning round-point shovel, with an overall length of at least 35 inches, that can be easily accessed within a reasonable amount of time in response to a fire ignition,
    • possess a valid California Campfire Permit, available free of charge Campfire Permit - Ready for Wildfire.

Read more about fire restrictions:

Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office

Current restrictions in place:

  • The statewide, year-round fire restrictions remain in effect. Under this order, the public is required to follow these criteria before building, attending, maintaining, or using a campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, outside of a developed campground:

    • maintain a five-foot diameter area cleared to bare soil and free of any overhead flammable materials in all directions around the campfire,
    • have on hand a functioning round-point shovel, with an overall length of at least 35 inches, that can be easily accessed within a reasonable amount of time in response to a fire ignition,
    • possess a valid California Campfire Permit, available free of charge Campfire Permit - Ready for Wildfire.

Read more about fire restrictions:

Needles Field Office

Current restrictions in place:

  • The statewide, year-round fire restrictions remain in effect. Under this order, the public is required to follow these criteria before building, attending, maintaining, or using a campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, outside of a developed campground:

    • maintain a five-foot diameter area cleared to bare soil and free of any overhead flammable materials in all directions around the campfire,
    • have on hand a functioning round-point shovel, with an overall length of at least 35 inches, that can be easily accessed within a reasonable amount of time in response to a fire ignition,
    • possess a valid California Campfire Permit, available free of charge Campfire Permit - Ready for Wildfire.

Read more about fire restrictions:

Ridgecrest Field Office

Current restrictions in place:

  • The statewide, year-round fire restrictions remain in effect. Under this order, the public is required to follow these criteria before building, attending, maintaining, or using a campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, outside of a developed campground:

    • maintain a five-foot diameter area cleared to bare soil and free of any overhead flammable materials in all directions around the campfire,
    • have on hand a functioning round-point shovel, with an overall length of at least 35 inches, that can be easily accessed within a reasonable amount of time in response to a fire ignition,
    • possess a valid California Campfire Permit, available free of charge Campfire Permit - Ready for Wildfire.

Read more about fire restrictions: