Southern CA

Messenger Flat fire

Care is essential when dealing with fire in the backcountry.

Today’s Messenger Fire (mile 430) underscores the potential dangers associated with campfires in Southern California, even when camping in developed campgrounds with fire rings.

The National Weather Service issues red flag warnings when weather conditions make it more likely fires ... Read more

Sequoia National Forest and BLM announce fire restrictions for 2013

The Sequoia National Forest and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bakersfield Field Office announced fire restrictions effective May 1, prohibiting campfires along the Pacific Crest Trail from about 50 miles south of Walker Pass to about 15 miles north of Kennedy Meadows.

Campfires are always banned along the Southern ... Read more