Plumas NF Extends Fire Restrictions into December

In the Plumas National Forest Stage I Fire Restrictions will remain in place despite wetting weather. You will continue to be allowed to build campfires in recreational sites inside fire rings but not outside of them. The rule will remain in place until December 15, or until conditions allow.

The forest service says the extended unseasonable warm weather over the past several weeks has contributed to extremely dry fuel conditions, meaning it will take several wet storms to restore fuel moisture and lower fire danger.

Fire managers and leadership also extended the restrictions with the forecasted La Nina conditions for fall, typically bringing less rain/snow and fewer along with strong, gusty fall winds.

Mitch Wilson, Forest Assistant fire management officer says “With the fourth anniversary of the Camp Fire coming up next week and the late-season fires experienced over the past few years, it is important to remain vigilant to prevent human-caused wildfires”.
You can also expect sites to have reduced services as the forest service continues to winterize sites.

If you plan to visit check that the sites are still open, and be prepared with plenty of water and supplies. Pack out all trash as well.