QUINCY, Calif. – July 1, 2021 - Plumas National Forest officials are increasing fire use restrictions on public land to protect the health and safety of visitors, employees, and communities. The restrictions are in effect July 2, 2021 through November, 30, 2021.
Building, maintaining or using a fire, including barbeques, on the Plumas National Forest is completely prohibited, with the exception of designated hosted campgrounds. Restrictions also apply to internal combustion engines and smoking. A list of hosted campgrounds, other prohibitions, and exceptions to these orders, may be found within the Forest Order (see link below).
“We are in a severe drought, water sources are drying up, and a fire season is predicted for the western states unlike anything we have seen before,” said Chris Carlton, Plumas National Forest Supervisor. “With 95% of all wildfires in California being human caused, it’s critical we reduce or eliminate ignition sources to protect our firefighting resources, our communities, and our visitors.”
With a valid CA Campfire Permit, forest visitors may use a portable campfire pit, stove or lantern that uses gas, kerosene, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel, with a shut-off valve, in an area at least three feet from any flammable materials. You can get a campfire permit through California Department of forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/.
Please see the Forest Order for specific details at https://www.fs.usda.gov/news/plumas/news-events (Alerts & Notices - Forest Order #05-11-00-21-10). This Link will be updated soon.
For more information and to determine if you are exempt from certain fire restrictions, please call our offices between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday:
Feather River Ranger District Mt. Hough Ranger District Beckwourth Ranger District
Oroville / LaPorte / Challenge Quincy / Greenville / FR Canyon Blairsden / Portola / Milford
(530) 534-6500 (530) 283-0555 (530) 836-2575
Fire use restrictions for private land are regulated by the CA Department of Forestry and Fire Protection; please check their website for contact information at www.fire.ca.gov. ###
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