Humboldt-Toiyabe Forest to lift fire restrictions on Monday |

Humboldt-Toiyabe Forest to lift fire restrictions on Monday

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Fire restrictions will be lifted Monday, Sept. 26, in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest due to recent rain and predicted cooler temperatures, officials announced Friday.

The fire restrictions will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, in the the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Austin-Tonopah, Bridgeport, Carson, Mountain City-Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge, and Santa Rosa Ranger districts. 

Although forest-wide fire restrictions have been lifted, the Spring Mountains National Recreation’s year-round fire restrictions are still in place. No campfires are allowed within one mile of homes in Kyle Canyon, Lee Canyon, Cold Creek, Mountain Springs, Trout Canyon, Lovell Canyon, and Coal Springs. Signs are posted in these areas to remind the public of this restriction.

Additionally, the public recreating on the California part of the forest will need to obtain a free campfire permit if they plan to build a campfire or use a barbecue or stove at:

Forest visitors are also reminded to always follow the campfire safety tips listed below.

  • Only adults should build and maintain campfires.
  • Never leave a campfire unattended. To extinguish it, always keep a pail of water or shovel close by.
  • Use existing fire-rings where it is safe to do so.
  • Clear vegetation and debris down to bare soil within 10 feet around the campfire.
  • Use wood no bigger than the fire ring.
  • Keep tents and other burnable materials away from the fire.
  • Be certain your campfire is completely out before you go to bed or leave the area. Pour water on the fire and douse the site thoroughly. Stir the campfire until there are no embers and the ashes are cold to the touch. Remember, if it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave.

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