Release Date: Oct 7, 2016
In response to the decreasing fire danger, the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument announced today, a declaration to reduce fire restrictions, effective immediately. Campfires and charcoal barbecues will once again be permitted inside most developed campgrounds and other designated areas.
“This is not an end to fire restrictions, we continue have concern about human caused wildfires,” stated Forest Supervisor Kevin Elliott. “Please adhere to the regulations if you choose to have a campfire, make sure your campfire is kept small, confined to a cleared area, and extinguished completely before you leave.”
Visitors must have a valid California Campfire Permit in their possession for any type of fire use. Permits are available free of charge at any Forest Service, Cal Fire or BLM office. For a list of those areas that now allow campfires and charcoal barbecues, please stop by a Forest office. This information can also be found here.
Fire officials urge the public to “Please continue to Be Fire Safe,” when visiting our forests and public lands. Wildfires can be damaging. The personal liability can be enormous for the cost of suppression and damages caused by any wildfire that starts by negligence. It’s a clear choice … Be Fire Wise!!!”