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Stage I Fire Restrictions 

The following are prohibited on the public land, roads, and trails until further notice:  
  1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire or stove fire except within a designated recreation site, and only within a fire structure provided by the administrative agency
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials. 
Exemptions
  1. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
  2. Persons using fire fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels.
  3. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice.
  4. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
  5. All land within a city boundary is exempted
  6. Other exemptions unique to each agency

Violation of the above prohibited acts is punishable by fine of not more that $1,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than 12 months (Title 18 USC 1856, Title 43 USC 1701, Title 43 9212.4, and/or appropriate State laws).

Definitions

AGENCY ADMINISTRATOR: That person vested with the overall responsibility and authority for an agency at an administrative unit. These individuals may include BIA Superintendents, Forest Supervisors, State Lands Area Supervisors, and BLM District Managers. Agency Administrators at the Geographical Area Level would include the Regional Forester, BLM State Director, and the Director of the Idaho Dept. of Lands.
 
CAMPFIRE: A fire, not within any building, mobile home, or living accommodation mounted on a vehicle, which is used for cooking, branding, personal warmth, lighting, ceremonial, or aesthetic purposes. Campfires are open fires, usually built on the ground, from native fuels or charcoal, including charcoal grills.
 
CHAINSAW: A saw powered by an internal combustion engine, with cutting teeth linked in an endless chain.
 
CLOSURE: The closing of an area to entry or use.
 
DESIGNATED ROADS AND TRAILS:  Those roads and trails that are identified on maps regularly provided to the public by Land Management agencies.
 
DESIGNATED RECREATION SITE: A recreation area that has been improved and designated by sign as a privately owned commercial campground, tribal, or agency-owned campground, picnic area, or trail head.
 
FIRE STRUCTURE: A metal or concrete improvement specifically designed for the purpose of containing a campfire or cooking fire provided by the agency or campground owner. This does not include a metal fire pan as defined below.
           
METAL FIRE PAN: A metal fire pan with sides at least three inches high with a metal grate on top.
 
MOTORIZED EQUIPMENT: Any equipment or vehicle propelled by an internal combustion engine.
 
OWNER PROVIDED STRUCTURE – A permanent fire ring/structure that is installed and maintained by the agency having administrative control or the individual who has ownership rights of the property.
 
PATROL: One or more people who will travel through a work site checking for and reporting fires discovered adjacent to and within the work site.
 
PERMIT: A written document issued by an authorized agency representative to specifically authorize an otherwise prohibited act.
 
RESTRICTION: A limitation on an activity or use.
 
STOVE FIRE: A fire built inside a fully enclosed metal stove, grill, or sheep herder type stove, outfitted with a chimney of at least five (5) feet in length, employing a spark arrester with a maximum mesh screen opening of ¼ inch (for the purposes of Stage II Restrictions, stoves fires fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels are within exemption #2, and do not require a chimney or spark arrester).