The Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument, Tule River Reservation Fire Department, Kern County Fire Department and the Bureau of Land Management Bakersfield Field Office want to remind the public of the elevated fire danger affecting the area.

The continuation of dry, warm weather with relative low humidity has raised the possibility of grass and brush catching fire despite the cool night temperatures. Windy weather can also increase the dangers of burning near these dry and fire-prone fuels.

Please follow your local burn restrictions at home, follow campfire safety regulations when enjoying the outdoors, and ensure spark arrestors are in proper operating order. Homeowners are reminded to stay aware of dry fuels and changes in fire danger, especially when the Santa Ana winds begin to blow.

The public is reminded to continue working on hazardous fuel reduction projects around homes and properties and continue to stay prepared throughout the winter season.