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Tahoe National Forest fire restrictions enacted

Fire restrictions were put into effect today on the Tahoe National Forest by Forest Supervisor Steve Eubanks due to hot, dry weather conditions.

Under these restrictions, campfires are only permitted in developed campgrounds and other designated sites (in the metal rings/grills provided). Portable stoves, including those that use gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel are permitted in the backcountry with a valid campfire permit available at Forest Service offices.

Propane-type barbecues can be used outside designated sites, but charcoal barbecues cannot. Smoking is only permitted in an enclosed vehicle or developed recreation site. Internal combustion engines including OHV’s can only be operated on roads or designated trails.

The personal wood cutting program this year will continue to operate as long as individuals have a valid woodcutting permit.

For more information, contact the TNF Web site at http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/tahoe/ or the Forest Service office nearest you. Offices are located in Sierraville (530) 994-3401, Truckee (530) 587-3558, Camptonville (530) 288-3231, Foresthill (530) 367-2224, and Nevada City (530) 265-4531.

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