Willows, Calif., October 30, 2017 – Increased humidity and cooling temperatures have enabled Forest Supervisor Ann Carlson to lift fire restrictions across the Mendocino National Forest as of 6:00 am on October 31, 2017. This means that Forest visitors in possession of a valid California Campfire Permit may, once again, have open campfires, stoves, or barbecues outside of designated campgrounds.
The fire permit is free from any Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management or California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) office. The permit lists requirements for clearing the ground around campfires, how to completely extinguish a fire, and which tools must be kept at the campfire site at all times. You may also obtain and print a California Campfire Permit online at www.preventwildfireca.org
The potential for wildland fires still exists. Forest visitors should always be extremely cautious with fire and under no circumstances leave a campfire unattended” said Curtis Coots, Forest Fire Management Officer.
Other public lands may have fire restrictions in place. Please check with the appropriate Forest Service office or local fire protection agencies for specific information in areas outside the Mendocino National Forest.
To learn more about how you can help prevent wildfires, visit www.preventwildfireca.org/OneLessSpark/ Fire restrictions lifted on the Mendocino National ForestFor more information on the Mendocino National Forest, go to: www.fs.usda.gov/mendocino/