Fireworks banned in Six Rivers National Forests

Six rivers national forest is banning all fireworks for the July 4  weekend.

This means all fireworks, which even includes safe and sane fireworks. With the worst drought in California history already in full effect and more warm weather predicted, Six Rivers authorities say these regulations will be strictly enforced. Fines of not more than $5,000 for an individual and $10,000 for an organization may apply.

Six Rivers forest and grasslands encompass more that a million acres of land ranging from the Eel and Mad River watersheds in Humboldt and Trinity Counties all the way to the Smith River watershed in Del Norte county.

For additional information on allowed usages of stoves, campfires or smoking go to www.fs.usda.gov