STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST — The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday announced that because of shorter days, cooler weather and higher humidity, fire restrictions in effect since Aug. 8 will be lifted today within moderate hazard areas of the Stanislaus National Forest.
Visitors now may use wood, charcoal, or gas fires or stoves outside developed campgrounds as long as they possess a valid California campfire permit and follow permit regulations.
Forest fire officials emphasize that fuel conditions in most of the forest are dry, and fire restrictions in high hazard areas remain in effect. The suspension on open residential dooryard burning and other debris burning will remain in effect.
Campfire permits may be obtained at Forest Service and CALFIRE offices.