Officials: Illegal campfires contribute to wildfire danger

Officials: Illegal campfires contribute to wildfire danger

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Officials: Illegal campfires contribute to wildfire danger

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 19 at 2:32 PM

BOISE -- Boise National Forest officials say they are finding a high number of campfires that are in violation of the Stage 1 fire restrictions intended to prevent wildfires.

Spokesman David Olson says illegal campfires have been found in widespread areas on the northern part of the forest.

He says the problem is especially bad in the Middle Fork Payette River and South Fork Salmon River areas.

Stage 1 fire restrictions mean fires can only be used in a designated fee recreation site and only in provided fire structures.

Smoking is restricted to within an enclosed vehicle or building or designated recreation site, or in an area free of flammable materials in a 3-foot diameter.
 

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