The forestwide closure on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest remains in effect through tonight, Sept. 17. The forest reopens Saturday, Sept. 18, except in areas with fire-specific closures (McFarland, Monument, River Complex, Salt, Lava, Antelope).
Six Rivers National Forest is officially back open to the public. However, some areas are still closed, and restrictions are in place. Closed areas include the Trinity Alps Wilderness, Monument fire area and McCash fire area.
RESTRICTIONS: No Campfires are allowed ANYWHERE within the national forests, including wilderness areas, or developed recreation sites. This includes no smoking -- except within an enclosed vehicle or a building and in a designated recreation site. No welding or operating an acetylene or other torch with an open flame and no operating an internal combustion engine unless in Designated Recreation Sites.
These restrictions are in effect through Nov. 30, or until rescinded.
A violation of any of the above is punishable of a fine of no more than $5,000 for an individual, $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.