With the return of cooler weather, the Bureau of Land Management today rescinded fire restrictions on public lands managed by the Redding Field Office in Shasta, Trinity, Butte, Siskiyou and Tehama counties.

Easing of restrictions means that public land visitors can again use campfires outside of developed campgrounds and posted recreation sites. Campfire permits are required. Permits are available at the BLM Redding Field Office, 6640 Lockheed Dr., Redding, and at national forest and CAL FIRE offices.

“Even though we’ve had rain, people still need to be careful with fire,” said Tim Bradley, fire management officer for the BLM. “Fires should never be used on windy days, and it is imperative that campers fully extinguish campfires before leaving a campsite.”

The BLM is committed to keeping public landscapes healthy and productive. More information is available by telephoning the Redding Field Office, 530-224-2100.