Six Rivers National Forest Enacts Steps to Reduce Human Caused Fires

EUREKA, Ca. (KIEM)- The Six Rivers National Forest is enacting fire restrictions to help reduce human caused fires.

According to studies, nearly ninety five percent of a wildfires in California are caused by humans.

Some of the new fire restrictions include limiting open fires in recreation sites, requiring a fire permit, limiting smoking to enclosed vehicles only, and welding or operating acetylene or torch with an open flame.

Some exemptions include using lanterns or portable stoves using gas, jellied petroleum, or using pressurized liquid in an area at least three feet away.