What you can’t do during Stage 1 Fire Restrictions:
1. You cannot build (or attend) a campfire, except for in permanent fire pits within developed Forest Service camps.
Details: You cannot build, maintain, attend, or use a fire, campfire, or stove fire. This in charcoal barbecues and grills. Note: don’t miss the word “attend.” Whether you started the campfire or not is irrelevant. You CAN be held accountable if you are in observance of a campfire and don’t take actions to extinguish it.
Exception: 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 eating devices that meet the factor 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. If you’re uncertain whether or not you are using an approved Forest Service camp, error on the side of caution and go without a campfire.