Modoc National Forest to Lift Fire Restrictions


With the arrival of the fall season, the Modoc National Forest is set to embrace cooler temperatures by officially lifting its fire restrictions tomorrow, Wednesday, September 27th. This will allow you to resume burning a campfire beyond the confines of developed campgrounds and recreation sites. However, it is important to note that California campfire permits remain a prerequisite for lighting fires.

Fire Management Officer Joe Johnston emphasized, “While the easing of fire restrictions is cause for celebration, we must not forget that forest conditions still bear the mark of dryness. Visitors are urged to remain vigilant and prioritize fire safety.”

A fundamental reminder to all forest-goers is the necessity to tend to their campfires diligently and ensure that they are thoroughly extinguished and cooled before leaving.

In contrast to the local development, a statewide prohibition on debris burning remains firmly in place under the watch of CALFIRE officials.