Fire RestrictionsPursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), and to provide for public safety and protect natural resources, the following acts are prohibited within the Eldorado National Forest. This Order is effective from October 16, 2015 through the end of the 2015 fire season.
- Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire, except within the stoves and frre rings provided in the Developed Recreation Sites, as shown on Exhibit A. 36CFR 261.52(a).
- Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a Developed Recreation Site as shown on Exhibit A, 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).
- Welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with an open flame. 36 CFR 261.52(i).
- Operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed and maintained in effective working order. 36 CFR 261.52G).
- Persons with a permit from the Forest Service specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.
- Persons with a Special Use Permit from the Forest Service for a recreation residence in a recreation residence tract, may build, maintain, attend or use an elevated charcoal grill, propane grill or campfire at their recreation residence, provided that they have a valid California Campfire Permit and comply with the terms of the permit.
- Persons with valid California Campfrre Permit are not exempt from the prohibitions listed above. However, persons with a valid California Campfire Permit may use a portable stove or lantern that uses gas, kerosene, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel.
A violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an
individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both. 16 USC 551 and 18 USC 3559, 3571, and 3581.
Executed in Placerville, California, this 14 day of October 2015.
Eldorado National Forest