Friday, May 23, 2014

BLM announces fire restrictions

   BLM controls 230,000 acres in the Mother Lode which includes Nevada, Yuba, Placer, Ed Dorado, Amador, Sacramento, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Stanislaus, Sutter and Mariposa counties.

   Effective immediately the following restrictions are in effect and shall remain in effect until further notice due to drought conditions in California"

   All campfires and barbeques are limited to designated fire rings in designated campgrounds.

    Portable stoves with gas, jellied petroleum or pressured liquid fuel are authorized with a valid California campfire permit, but the public is asked to be extremely careful with their use and to carry a shovel and water at all times.

   Do not operate tools powered by internal combustion engines off established roads or trails.

   NO Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or at a designated developed recreation site or other designated areas.

   NO motorized vehicles off established roads or trails.

   NO shooting using incendiary, tracer, steel core or armor piercing ammunition.

   NO fireworks, including "safe and sane" fireworks.

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