Salmon August Fire Restrictions Lifted on Klamath National Forest
Incident: Salmon August Complex Wildfire
U.S. Forest Service
Klamath National Forest
1711 South Main Street
Yreka CA 96097
Media Contact: Joshua Veal
September 21, 2017
Fire Restrictions Lifted on Klamath National Forest
Yreka, CA – Cooler temperatures, recent rain and snow have prompted the Klamath National Forest to lift its fire restrictions order. “The weather has changed significantly with cooler temperatures and increased moisture,” said Patricia Grantham, Forest Supervisor for the Klamath National Forest. “Therefore, effective September 22, 2017, we are lifting our fire restrictions.”
Lifting of the Forest’s fire restrictions allows forest visitors to have open campfires or camp stoves, as well as use welding equipment, operate internal combustion engines, and smoke. However, it is important to note that other National Forests surrounding the Klamath National Forest have different weather conditions and may or may have lifted their fire restrictions. Visitors are encouraged to contact other Forests directly.
A valid California Campfire Permit is still required in order to have a campfire. Permits are available at all of the Klamath National Forest offices. Permits are also available at CALFIRE and Bureau of Land Management offices.
“Northern California fire season is not yet over. Larger fuels in the forest are fairly dry and the potential still exists for new fire starts,” said Grantham. “We ask that visitors use good fire sense and remember to never leave campfires unattended.”
For more information concerning campfire building, extinguishing, and minimizing campfire impacts please visit a local Forest Service office.
Media note: The CALFIRE burn permit suspension is still in effect. The suspension disallows all non-agricultural burning and residential dooryard burning. The suspension affects all piles, incinerators, and other non-agricultural burning on State Responsibility Area lands. All agricultural burning still requires a permit and an on-site inspection by CALFIRE personnel prior to the burning activity.