Clovis, CA – Based on weather trends changing, an increase in relative humidity and a decrease in average temperatures the Sierra National Forest is lifting fire restrictions put in effect on Aug. 6.
Forest Visitors will still need to obtain a campfire permit if they are camping outside of designated campgrounds and follow all guidelines when having open flame fires.
Pancho Villa Expedition - Around the Campfire
- Clear all flammable material away from the fire for a minimum of six feet in all directions to prevent escape of the fire.
- Avoid building campfires under hanging branches or over steep slopes,
- Have a shovel available at the campfire site for preparing and extinguishing campfires.
- Never leave a campfire unattended, Have a responsible person in attendance at all times.
- Extinguish campfire with water, using the ‘drown, stir, and feel’ method.
- In the wilderness, no campfires above 10,000 ft. (this varies by area, and will be posted on individual wilderness permits).
Please be advised that woodcutting will close for the season on November 30, 2012.
For more information please contact the Sierra National Forest at one of the following locations: Clovis 559-297-0706, North Fork 559-877-2218, or Prather 559-855-5355.
Information is also available on the Sierra National Forest website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/sierra/.