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Tahoe National Forest to lift fire restrictions

Forest Supervisor Tom Quinn announced that fire restrictions in the Tahoe National Forest will be lifted beginning at midnight on Sept. 27.

Recent moisture, conditions in the forest, and forecasted weather prompted the decision to end the restrictions. When the restrictions are lifted, recreationists may light backcountry campfires with a valid permit; smoke outside of designated sites; and operate internal combustion engines off forest roads and trails where appropriate.

Quinn advises forest visitors to continue to use fire-safe practices since conditions can turn dry, warm, and windy very quickly. Never leaving campfires or lit lanterns and stoves unattended and making sure equipment and off-road vehicles have working spark arresters are two ways to be fire safe. Other wildfire prevention practices can be found athttp://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r5/fire-aviation/prevention.

For more Tahoe National Forest information, go to http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/tahoe/home. Follow us on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/Tahoe_NF.

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