Mendocino National Forest to lift fire restrictions October 7
WILLOWS, Calif.; October 5, 2016 – For Immediate Release – Fire restrictions will be lifted on the Mendocino National Forest at 8:00 a.m. this Friday, October 7, Ann Carlson, Forest Supervisor announced today. This means, beginning Friday, forest visitors may once again have open campfires and camp stoves outside of designated campgrounds providing they are in possession of a valid California Campfire Permit.
Carlson said, “The cooler temperatures and some precipitation across the forest have reduced the threat of extreme fire danger. While restrictions are lifted, we always ask forest visitors to practice fire safety and remember to adhere to the following campfire guidelines.”
· Clear all flammable material away from the fire for a minimum of five feet in all directions.
· Make a fire only if you have a shovel and sufficient water to put it out.
· Have a responsible person in attendance at all times.
· Never leave your campfire unattended.
· Avoid making a campfire during the windy part of the day.
· To make sure your campfire is out, drown with water and stir, making
sure all burned materials are extinguished. Feel with your hand to make sure it’s out cold.
· Every campfire will be put DEAD OUT before leaving it.
Campfire permits are available free-of-charge at offices of the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Regulations governing campfires are specific to each National Forest. Please contact the forest you plan to visit for current information.
One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire