Due to the dry conditions we're facing because of the drought in California, the head of CAL FIRE ordered the suspension of all burning for the summer.
It does not apply to designated campsites, but it does apply to 31 million acres of land throughout California that CAL FIRE is assigned to protect.
New fire restrictions were also imposed in Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks, east of Fresno.
Grilling in the picnic areas are not allowed, but gas and propane stoves can still be used.
The moisture levels for grass, bushes and trees at the national parks is remarkably low, much like what they would see in September after months of summer heat.