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Jun 13

Fire restriction update, 9:50 a.m.

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 10:06 AM by Julie Sutor

The USFS and BLM have released more information regarding the Stage 1 Fire Restrictions that are in place for Summit County. Here is a list of Stage 1 fire restrictions:

1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, coal or wood-burning stove, any type of charcoal-fueled broiler or open fire of any type (36CFR 261.52(a), 43 CFR 9212.2 (a)]
     - EXCEPT: Fires are allowed in constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grates within developed Forest Service camp and picnic grounds or recreation sites and petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices that .meet the fire underwriter's specifications for safety. Fires that are maintained or attended within a device that has a spark arrestor or where the fire is fully enclosed within a screen at all times is allowed.

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 material. 36 CFR 261.52(d).

3. Welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame. 36 CFR 261.52(i).
     - EXCEPT: within an area that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials at least ten feet on all sides from equipment.

4. Operating or using any internal combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order meeting either:

     a. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Standard 5100-la; or
     b. Appropriate Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recommended practice J335(b) and J350{a). 36 CFR 261.520).

fire restrictions map 6-13-18