Fire regulations relaxed |

Fire regulations relaxed

A dry fall has left campfire restrictions in effect at Lake Tahoe Basin, but as cooler temperatures move in, a nearby forest plans to lift its restrictions.

Eldorado National Forest, nearly 600,000 acres that borders each side of Highway 50 west from the edge of the basin to Pollock Pines, will lift its campfire restrictions Tuesday morning.

“I am lifting fire restrictions due to long term forecasts that predict higher humidity and lower temperatures,” said forest Supervisor John Berry. “But anyone building a campfire should be sure to follow the rules listed on their fire permit. It’s still time to be cautious.”

Fires built outside fire rings at established campgrounds were banned at Eldorado on July 12. In the basin, fires were banned July 1.

California campfire permits are available at all U.S. Forest Service, Department of Forestry and Bureau of Land Management offices.

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