Sonora, Ca — Due to shorter days, cooler weather and higher humidity, the Forest Service has lifted fire restrictions within the High Hazard and Moderate Hazard areas of the Stanislaus National Forest.
Visitors may now use wood, charcoal, or gas fires and stoves outside of developed campgrounds as long as they possess a valid California Campfire permit and follow the permit regulations.
Forest officials emphasize that fuel conditions in most areas are still very dry, and Fire Season remains in effect. The suspension on open residential dooryard burning and other debris burning also remains in effect.
Written by BJ Hansen