Fire Restrictions Lifted in Six Rivers National Forest

Firefighters crossing a river

Firefighters crossing the South Fork of the Smith River in 2015. [Photo from the US Forest Service-Six Rivers National Forest’s Facebook Page.]

Press release from Six Rivers National Forest:

Due to cooler temperatures, shorter days and higher humidity, Six Rivers National Forest Supervisor Merv George Jr. announced today that fire restrictions will be lifted on the forest as of Friday, September 23, 2016.

This means that forest visitors may once again have open campfires outside of designated campgrounds provided they are in possession of a valid California campfire permit, which is free from any U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, or California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) office. You may also obtain a California campfire permit online at

Lifting these restrictions does not mean fire season is over. High fire danger could still occur, particularly if windy conditions prevail,” said George, who wants to encourage everyone to be careful with fire while visiting the forest.

Although the Six Rivers has lifted its fire restrictions, other area national forests, the Mendocino, Shasta-Trinity and Klamath (including the Ukonom ranger district), continue to have their restrictions in place. CalFire’s statewide burn ban also remains in effect. Please contact your local U.S. Forest Service or CalFire office for more information.

For more information about fire restrictions on the Six Rivers, contact Forest Fire Prevention Officer Robert Rivelle at (707) 498-1761.



  • Let’s hope its over, but don’t let down your guard. And the numbnuts that flick the butt out the window on 299 (or anywhere), get a grip.

  • Sure wish they would wait a few more weeks.

  • SeptEMBER can be a very long month.

  • Look at that amazingly clear water!!so absolutely gorgeous!!I feel lucky everyday for all the beauty that is Humboldt.we have problems,but it’s so out in our faces we can’t help but be discouraged,then I look at all the beauty and remember it’s only problems we can solve.right

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