Lassen National Forest implements fire restrictions

Lassen National Forest announced it is implementing fire restrictions. Due to the seasonal drying of forest fuels and the increasing risk of wildfires, the current and forecasted weather indicates that hot and dry conditions will continue throughout the summer months and fall

“It’s critical that we reduce the potential for any additional fire starting during this period of drought and high fire danger,” said Deb Bumpus, Forest Supervisor, LNF. ‘These fire restrictions are an essential tool to help prevent or limit human-caused wildfires.”


LNF Fire Restrictions include:

  • Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or stove fire, except in the Developed Recreation Sites,
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or within a Developed Recreation Site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in dian1cter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
  • Welding or operating an acetylene or other torch with an open flame.
  • Operating an internal combustion engine, except a motor vehicle, outside of the Designated Recreation Sites.

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