Fire restrictions lifted in forest |

Fire restrictions lifted in forest

The fire danger has eased on Tahoe National Forest, prompting officials to lift fire restrictions Monday, including bans on backcountry fires and wood cutting.

Higher humidity and shorter, cooler days have lessened the fire danger, said Deputy Forest Supervisor Judie Tartaglia.

Woodcutting permits are available until Nov. 15 from TNF ranger stations. Call the wood-cutting hot line at 478-6255 or forest headquarters at 265-4531.

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