Fire restrictions in place on Tahoe National Forest |

Fire restrictions in place on Tahoe National Forest

Due to hot and dry weather conditions, fire restrictions will go into effect today on the Tahoe National Forest.

Under the restrictions, campfires are only permitted in developed campgrounds and other designated sites, such as metal rings/grills provided in campgrounds, said Steve Eubanks, forest supervisor. In the backcountry, portable stoves, including those that use gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel are permitted with a valid campfire permit. Permits are free and are available at all U.S. Forest Service offices.

Propane-type barbecues can be used outside designated sites, but charcoal grills can only be used in designated campgrounds, Eubanks said. Smoking is only permitted in an enclosed vehicle or developed recreation site. Internal combustion engines, including off highway vehicles (OHVs) can only be operated on roads or designated trails.

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