MENDOCINO Co., 9/19/19 — Fire restrictions in the Mendocino National Forest will be lifted beginning today, September 19, which means that campfire permit holders are allowed to have a campfire and a camp stove outside of designation campgrounds. Visitors are encouraged to continue to practice fire safety at all times.
Here’s the full details from USFS:
Mendocino National Forest to lift fire restrictions September 19
WILLOWS, Calif., Sept. 18, 2019 — Fire restrictions across the Mendocino National Forest will end Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Beginning Thursday, forest visitors in possession of a valid California Campfire Permit may have open campfires and camp stoves outside of designated campgrounds.
Campfire Permits are free and are available at all Forest Service, BLM, or CAL FIRE offices, or online at www.PreventWildfireCA.org.
Forest Supervisor Ann Carlson says, “The cooler temperatures, longer nights, higher humidity and some precipitation have reduced the threat of extreme fire danger. While you are enjoying the forest, help us prevent wildfires by always practicing fire safety.”
Fireworks are never allowed on public lands. Please adhere to the following campfire guidelines:
Clear all flammable material away from the fire for a minimum of five feet in all directions.
Make a fire only if you have a shovel and sufficient water to put it out.
Have a responsible person in attendance at all times.
Never leave your campfire unattended.
Never build a campfire on a windy day.
To make sure your campfire is out, drown with water and stir with dirt, making
sure all burned materials are extinguished. Feel with your hand to make sure it’s out cold.
Every campfire will be put DEAD OUT before leaving.