Stage I Fire Restrictions in Pike National Forest effective May 22, 2018

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MountainTownAlerts created the topic: Stage I Fire Restrictions in Pike National Forest effective May 22, 2018 22 May 2018 14:29 #1

Stage I Fire Restrictions - USDA Forest Service
May 22, 2018
Pike National Forest, Pikes Peak Ranger District and South Park Ranger District is under a Stage I Fire Fire Restrictions Order.

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Stage I Fire Restrictions in Pike National Forest effective May 22, 2018 23 May 2018 10:38 #2

Stage 1 FIRE AND SMOKING RESTRICTIONS
The following acts are prohibited on U.S. Forest Service lands managed under the San Isabel National Forests located on the San Carlos Ranger District:

  1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire. (This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, charcoal grills, hibachis, and coal or wood-burning stoves.)

    EXCEPTIONS: Campfires are permitted in U.S. Forest Service-developed campgrounds and picnic grounds, and only in U.S. Forest Service-provided, manufactured fire grates and grills. Petroleum fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices are allowed on all National Forest System lands, provided such devices meet the Underwriters Laboratories specifications for safety.

  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, in a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least 3 (three) feet in diameter that is barren or cleared off flammable material.

Actions Permitted:
  1. Persons with a U.S. Forest Service permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.
  2. Resident owners, lessees of land, and holders of U.S. Forest Service recreational use authorizations, within the restricted area are exempt from Prohibition 1 (one) above, provided such fires are within a permanent structure.
  3. Any Federal, state, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.


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Fire and Smoking Restrictions have been placed on public lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) located on the San Carlos and Salida Ranger Districts of the San Isabel National Forest, and the Pikes Peak and South Park Ranger Districts of the Pike National Forest. Restrictions will remain in effect until December 31, 2018 or until they are rescinded.

In parts of the San Isabel and Pike National Forests the fire danger is very high to extreme and unless the U.S. Forest Service sees a significant change in the weather patterns soon, we will experience a high potential for large fires.

Even with the restrictions, visitors should be aware of weather conditions and be careful with the use of fire outdoors. As conditions continue to remain hot and dry there is the potential for additional fire restrictions so visitors should check with their local U.S. Forest Service office or go to the web to learn about specific restrictions.

Sometimes fire restrictions can differ from area to area and from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. This helpful video [above] explains what stage 1 fire restrictions mean to you if you are camping in an area of the Pike or San Isabel National Forests under stage 1 restrictions. Please be sure to fully understand what fire restrictions might pertain to you before you enjoy your time on the PSICC.

Pike National Forest
Pikes Peak Ranger District, Colorado Springs, CO
719-636-1602

South Park Ranger District, Fairplay, CO
719-836-2031

South Platte Ranger District, Morrison, CO
303-275-5610

San Isabel National Forest
San Carlos Ranger District, Canon City, CO
719-269-8500

Salida Ranger District, Salida, CO
719-539-3591

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Stage I Fire Restrictions in Pike National Forest effective May 22, 2018 07 Jun 2018 13:49 #3

Pike & San Isabel National Forests
Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands
2840 Kachina Dr.
Pueblo, CO 81008
(719) 553-1400
www.fs.usda.gov/psicc

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Media Contact: PSICC Fire Information
(719) 229-1567
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FIRE RESTRICTIONS BEGIN ON SOUTH PLATTE RANGER DISTRICT
Added to Pikes Peak, South Park, Salida and San Carlos Districts

PUEBLO, Colo., June 7, 2018, Beginning June 7, 2018 Fire and Smoking Restrictions will go into effect on public lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) located on the South Platte Ranger District. As of today, Pikes Peak, South Park, South Platte, San Carlos and Salida Ranger Districts are all in Stage I fire restrictions.

The fire danger is very high across much of the Pike and San Isabel National Forests. Unless these federal public lands receive significant moisture soon, we will experience a high potential for large wildfires.

Restrictions will remain in effect until December 31, 2018 or until they are rescinded.
FIRE AND SMOKING RESTRICTIONS
The following acts are prohibited on U.S. Forest Service lands managed under Pike and San Isabel National Forests located on the Pikes Peak, South Park, South Platte, San Carlos and Salida Ranger Districts within Chaffee, Clear Creek, Custer, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Jefferson, Las Animas, Park, Pueblo, Saguache and Teller Counties in Colorado. (See website for detailed maps www.fs.usda.gov/psicc ):

Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire. (This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, charcoal grills, hibachis, and coal or wood-burning stoves.)
EXCEPTIONS: Campfires are permitted in U.S. Forest Service-developed campgrounds and picnic grounds, and only in U.S. Forest Service-provided, manufactured fire grates and grills. Petroleum fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices are allowed on all National Forest System lands, provided such devices meet the Underwriters Laboratories specifications for safety.
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, in a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least 3 (three) feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.

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Actions Permitted:

Persons with a U.S. Forest Service permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.
Resident owners, lessees of land, and holders of U.S. Forest Service recreational use authorizations, within the restricted area are exempt from Prohibition 1 (one) above, provided such fires are within a permanent structure.
Any Federal, state, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.

Even with the restrictions, visitors should be aware of weather conditions and be careful with the use of fire outdoors. Check with the local U.S. Forest Service office or go to the web to learn about specific restrictions: www.fs.usda.gov/psicc

Fire Safety Message
Know before you go - understand and follow all fire bans, restrictions and closures. Visit www.coemerency.com for current fire restrictions across Colorado.
Follow PSICC on Facebook and Twitter: @PSICC_NF for the most up-to-date fire information.

-USDA-

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