Fire Restrictions in Six Rivers National Forest

Level 1 fire restrictions now in effect

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The USDA announced level one fire restrictions are now in place for the Six Rivers National Forest.

Forest Supervisor, Ted McArthur, signed the temporary restrictions into effect on Friday.

He cited dry conditions for the order.

The following is prohibited:

  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire, except in Wilderness areas, Designated Fire Safe Sites, or within stoves, charcoal grills or fire rings provided in the Developed Recreation Sites
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, within a Developed Recreation Site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
  • Operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device that is properly installed, maintained, and in effective working order.
  • Welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame.

More info:

  • The restrictions apply to all of the Six Rivers National Forest and land administered by the SRF, including the Ukonom Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest.
  • The order went into effect Monday, August 14 and will remain in effect through November 5, conditions permitting.

See the entire order here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd1130087.pdf