Sonora, Ca — The Forest Service announced today that due to recent storms and cooler temperatures, fire restrictions in effect by Forest Order since July 25th, are now lifted within the High Hazard Areas of the Stanislaus National Forest.
Visitors can use wood, charcoal, or gas fire stoves outside of developed campgrounds as long as they possess a valid California Campfire Permit and follow the permit regulations.
Forest fire officials emphasize that fuel conditions in most of the forest are still dry, and fire season remains in effect. California Campfire Permits are required for campfires and barbeques outside developed campgrounds. Additionally, the suspension on open residential dooryard burning and other debris burning will continue to remain in effect.
Campfire permits may be obtained at Forest Service and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection offices.
Written by BJ Hansen