Cascade County Fire Restrictions

Current restriction: STAGE I

STAGE I RESTRICTIONS

Under Stage I Restrictions:

  • Open burning is prohibited.
  • Campfires are allowed ONLY in a developed recreation site or improved site where developed campfire rings are provided.
  • Smoking is permitted ONLY within an enclosed vehicle, inside a building, or in an area where at least three feet in diameter is cleared of all flammable materials.
  • Campers are ONLY allowed to cook using a device that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels and can be turned on and off.All Fireworks are prohibited. All exploding targets (available for sale to recreational shooters) are also considered a pyrotechnic product and are also prohibited.

The following acts are prohibited until further notice:

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

  • Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
  • 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.
  • Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice.
  • Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
  • All land within a city boundary is exempted.
  • Other exemptions unique to each agency/tribe.

Violations:

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

Click here for more information about Stage I fire restrictions.

 

(Current as of 1 Sep 2020)