Jefferson County to implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions


August 2, 2017

The Jefferson County Commission is scheduled to meet tomorrow to implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.


The following acts are prohibited under Stage 1 restrictions:

1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire unless noted in the exemptions below.

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.


1. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.

2. Persons using a device solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the device.

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 fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.

5. All land within a city boundary is exempted.

6. Other exemptions unique to each agency/tribe.

7. Campfires allowed within established steel fire grates at all state parks and some fishing access sites under State I Fire Restrictions—consult the FWP Restrictions and Closures page or the nearest FWP regional office for listing of fishing access sites where fires are allowed in established steel fire grates.


1. You could be fined up to $5,000 individually or $10,000 for an organization and imprisonment up to 6 months for violating restrictions and closures.

2. You can be held liable for all suppression costs and damages if you start a fire.


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