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Sequoias enter fire restrictions

Sequoia National Forest & Giant Sequoia National Monument Alicia Embrey Forest Public Affairs Officer– Sequoia National Forest officials will enact fire restrictions on all public lands managed by the Forest at an elevation of 5,000 feet and below, June 15 to November 30, 2023.

Sequoia National Forest Fire Restrictions:

No wood or charcoal fires 5,000 feet and below, except in fire rings or grills in open developed recreation sites as identified in Forest Order No.0513-23-10 and managed by the Forest Service or concessionaire (ExplorUS). A list of open-developed recreation sites (5000 feet and below) is available at www.fs.usda.gov/sequoia.

With a California campfire permit, dispersed campers are allowed to use pressurized liquid, fuel, propane, gas stoves, lanterns, and heaters possessing shut-off devices below 5000 feet. When using a portable stove, ensure the area is clear of grass and other vegetation and on a stable surface to prevent stoves from tipping and starting a fire.

Free campfire permits are available at www.readyforwildfire.org/prevent-wildfire/campfire-safety/.

Smoking is NOT permitted except within an enclosed vehicle. Never throw cigarettes out of a vehicle window, use an ashtray instead.

Do Not Park a vehicle over dry grass because the underside can get hot enough to ignite the vegetation. Ensure your vehicle is in good operating condition, tires are well inflated, and check for any dragging metal or chains from towed trailers.

No welding or operating acetylene or other torches with an open flame.

Fireworks, exploding targets, tracer rounds, and other incendiary ammunition or devices are not allowed in the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. This includes sparklers or safe and sane fireworks.

Know Before You Go! For additional information, please contact your local Ranger Station Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or email  .

Stay informed by following our webpage at www.fs.usda.gov/sequoia, Facebook @SequoiaNF, and Twitter @sequoiaforest.