The Six Rivers National Forest implemented fire use restrictions earlier this week that will run through Nov. 1.

According to a press release, "human caused fires, which range from escaped campfires, careless smokers, equipment use, vehicle exhaust, catalytic converters, or children playing with matches, are preventable," and "initiating fire use restrictions will help minimize the potential of wildland fire starts."

Restrictions that began Monday include: "Limiting smoking to enclosed vehicles, buildings, developed recreation sites and within designated fire safe sites, prohibiting the use of internal combustion engines except on National Forest System roads or designated trails" and "prohibiting the use of explosives."

To view the complete Fire Use Restrictions Order, visit

The Six Rivers National Forest encourages anyone seeking more information to contact any of the following National Forest Offices: Eureka, 707-442-1721; Willow Creek, 530-629-2118; Gasquet, 707-457-3131; Orleans, 530-627-3291; or Willow Creek, 530-629-2118.