Fire Restrictions Start Thursday For Six Rivers National Forest

Fire restrictions for the Six Rivers National Forest will go into effect on Thursday August 1, 2019. The implementation of fire restrictions helps minimize the potential for human-caused wildland fires. While lightning is the number one cause of fires on the forest, human-caused fires are a major concern. Human-caused fires, which range from escaped campfires, careless smokers, equipment use, vehicle exhaust, catalytic converters, or children playing with matches, are preventable. Additional restrictions may be implemented as the summer progresses, especially if hot, dry conditions persist, leading to increased fire danger.