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Burning Restrictions Lifted Tahoe National Forest

Starting October 11th, burning restrictions have been lifted for campers at the Tahoe National Forest. Forest Fire Management Officer, Shelly Allen, says this is typically done about this time of year…

click to listen to Shelly Allen

With restrictions lifted, recreationists may have campfires outside of designated campgrounds. But you must still have a valid permit, which is free and can be obtained through a link on the Tahoe National Forest website. But Public Affairs Officer Debra-Ann Brabazon reminds people that if the fire escapes, you can still be billed for the suppression costs…

click to listen to Debra-Ann Brabazon

You can also now smoke outside of designated campgrounds and operate internal combustion engines off forest roads and trails, where designated. Officials also point out that warm, dry, and windy weather conditions are still likely outside the traditional fire season and there is still the potential for major blazes. Also, never leave lit lanterns or stoves unattended and make sure equipment and off-road vehicles have working spark arresters.

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