With the recent change in weather conditions, Calif.’s Sierra National Forest is ending the 2017 fire season, terminating Forest Order No 05-15-00-17-16, dated Aug. 11,which eliminated campfires in fire danger areas 528 & 529.

According to the Sierra Sun Times, visitors are now permitted to have campfires using wood and charcoal in the Sierra National Forest.

As fall and winter arrive most campgrounds are closed for the season.However, campfires will be permitted outside of designated campgrounds as long as visitors are in possession of a valid California campfire permit, these permits are free and available at all U.S. Forest Service, BLM or CAL FIRE offices, or online at preventwildfireca.org.

Forest visitors will also continue to have the ability to have campfires in the higher elevations of all wilderness areas below 10,000 feet.

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