Stage I Fire Restrictions on the majority of lands managed by the Fishlake National Forest will be terminated, effective August 16, 2018. This is due to recent precipitation and reduced fire hazard across most of the Forest.
Fire restrictions will remain in effect within the boundaries of the Canyon Range on the Fillmore Ranger District. Due to the continued high fire danger in the area, the following acts will continue to be prohibited:
- Igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire including charcoal briquettes outside a fire structure that is provided by the Forest Service within a designated area.
- Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation sire, or while stopped in an area at least three (3) feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of any flammable material.
Exceptions to this Order Include:
- Holders of Forest Service Special Use Authorizations are exempt from restriction #1 above, provided such fires are within a fire structure and they are within their permitted area.
- Persons using a stove or grill that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum fuels.
- Persons using a stove fire in a designated area.
- Any Federal, State, or local law enforcement officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
The purpose of these restrictions is to reduce the risk of human caused wildfires during periods of high fire danger and severe fire weather conditions.
The Order will be in effect until September 30, 2018, or until it is rescinded; whichever comes first.
A copy of the Order and map will be available on the Fishlake National Forest web site at https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd552092.pdf