Stage III Fire Closure

Please note: These could be the restrictions put in place by the managers of federal lands. However, individual areas may add restrictions, remove restrictions or change the exemptions based on conditions. For the most detailed and current restrictions and closures for the area you plan to visit, please contact the land manager in that area or visit the South Western Coordination Center website provided by a link on our main page.



Going into or being upon the restricted area


There are a few, very specific exemptions from these prohibitions. Please contact the land manager for the area of interest, to see if you meet the criteria for an exemption.


Violations of these regulations is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor, by a fine of not more than $5000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months or both.

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