The National Interagency Fire Center predicts the likelihood for large wildland fires will be above normal this summer, and local fire restrictions have been put into effect. An unusually wet winter has produced an abundant grass crop, which has already cured or dried out. These heavy fuel loads have a high potential for creating extreme wildland fire behavior.
Fire restrictions are in effect for: Town of Truckee; and BLM-managed lands in in Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Mariposa, Merced, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne and Yuba counties. | readyforwildfire.org
Cal Fire also issued fire restrictions, suspending all outdoor residential burning in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra counties.
BLM Restrictions include:
- No tools powered by internal combustion engines off established roads or trails (such as chainsaws or lawn mowers).
- No motorized vehicles off established roads or trails.
- No target shooting. Visit org for target shooting locations.
- No smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or at a developed recreation site or other designated areas.
- No fireworks, including “safe and sane” fireworks.
- No welding or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame.
- No explosives.
- No campfires, barbecues or open fires, except in a developed campground. Portable stoves with gas, jelled petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel are authorized with a valid California campfire permit available free at all BLM, Forest Service and CAL FIRE offices or at www.preventwildfireca.org/Permits.