Big Bear, Ca, November 22, 2010, 12:00pm – With recent rain across the southland, forest officials on the San Bernardino National Forest reduced fire restrictions today. “With the recent storms and snow across the mountains, the fire danger has lowered, however I want to remind folks to continue to be fire safe and vigilant year-round,” said Forest Supervisor Tom Gillett.   Current fire restriction and guidelines in effect on the San Bernardino National Forest are as follows:

Wood and charcoal campfires are allowed only in developed campgrounds, picnic areas and Yellow Post campsites within agency-provided fire rings or designated stoves.  Campfire permits are required for propane and gas stoves and lanterns used outside of developed recreation sites.  Recreational shooting is limited to designated sites and public shooting ranges operated under special use permit only, except those engaged in legal hunting.  Smoking is limited to enclosed vehicles, developed recreation sites and areas cleared of vegetation, three feet in diameter.  As always fireworks are prohibited on the San Bernardino National Forest.  Forest visitors are encouraged to “Know Before You Go” and call ahead to the local Ranger Station to check on location conditions and restrictions. Contact the Big Bear Ranger Station & Discovery Center at 909-382-2790.

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