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Fire restrictions lifted in Tahoe

Staff Reports

Fire restrictions are being lifted today on National Forest Service lands at Lake Tahoe, according to the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management.

"While conditions have allowed the Forest Service to lift fire restrictions, wildfires can still occur," said Fire Management Officer Kit Bailey. "Visitors to our National Forests need to educate themselves about how to safely build and extinguish a campfire, and should continue to be careful and remember that campfires are only allowed in certain areas."

Campfires are allowed with a valid California Campfire Permit at the Luther Pass, Blackwood Canyon and Watson Lake campgrounds, as well as the Meiss roadless area. Officials advise that care be taken to completely extinguish a fire with plenty of water, thoroughly stirring and feeling for heat; if it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave.

Call the Forest Supervisor's Office at 530-543-2694, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for information.

East Fork Fire District opened residential burning last weekend. It will continue through Dec. 13. Visit http://eastforkfire.org for information.