Campfire restrictions lifted in Sierra National Forest

Due to favorable weather conditions, the Sierra National Forest lifted its ban on campfires throughout the region Tuesday.

Visitors are now permitted to have campfires using wood and charcoal in all campgrounds in the Sierra National Forest. They will be permitted to have a campfire outside of designated campgrounds when they are in possession of a valid California campfire permit, which can be obtained at all Forest Service offices.

Forest service officials remind visitors to keep campfires small and away from dry grass areas because of severe drought conditions.

Megan Ginise: 559-441-6614