EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. October 21, 2016 – Effective today, the Bureau of Land Management is lifting fire restrictions on public lands managed by the Mother Lode Field Office. This includes BLM-managed lands in Nevada, Yuba, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Sacramento, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Stanislaus, Sutter and Mariposa counties.

BLM Fire Management Officer Jerry Martinez said the restrictions have been lifted due to the recent storms that dropped rain in the foothills.

Even with the rain, people still need to be careful with fire, he said.

The BLM advises homeowners to “Take Responsibility” and keep 100 feet of clean, open space around their homes to provide defensible space and improve the chance that their homes and families can be saved in an uncontrolled wildfire.

For further information on the fire restrictions, contact the Mother Lode Field Office at (916) 941-3101.