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W-5 Cold Springs

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BLM Northern CA District
Bureau of Land Management
6640 Lockheed Dr.
Redding, CA 96002

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Closure Order lifted adding to Labor Day recreation opportunities

W-5 Cold Springs Wildfire
News – 9/2/2020

ALTURAS, Calif. —Labor Day Weekend has once again arrived, heralding to many their last chance to get out and enjoy all that nature provides. While outdoor recreation demand soars everywhere, firefighters are also grappling with the most acres burned on the Modoc National Forest since 1910.

Please do everything within your power to avoid starting another wildfire. Resources are already spread very thin.

Fire-safety restrictions remain in effect on all California national forests. Please only burn campfires in excepted recreation facilities listed along with other restrictions at

Learn what else can be done to prepare for and prevent wildfires at

The W-5 Cold Springs Fire Area Closure will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 opening Blue Lake and the southern end of the Warner Mountains again to recreation. Please be aware of hunters in the area and always plan to pack out everything you pack in.

Recreation conditions updates are available at or by calling 530-233-5811 and leaving a message for prompt reply.


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