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    Forest Order No. 05-12-00-20-01 

    Fire Restrictions

    Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), and to provide for public safety and protect natural resources, the following acts are prohibited within the San Bernardino National Forest. This Order is effective from January 31, 2020, through December 3l, 2020.

    1. 1.   Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or stove fire except in Forest Service provided campfire ring or BBQ within Developed Recreation Sites. 36 CFR 261.52(a).
    2. 2.   Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material. 36 CFR 261.52(d).
    3. 3.   Welding, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame. 36 CFR 26 l .52(i).

    Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:

    1. 1.   Any Federal, State or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
    2. 2.   Persons with a permit from the Forest Service specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.
    3. 3.   Persons with a valid California Campfire Permit are not exempt from the prohibitions listed above, however, persons with a valid California Campfire Permit may use a portable contained-gas or liquefied-petroleum stove or lantern with a fuel shut-off valve.

    These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart A.

    A violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months or both. 16 USC 551, and 18 USC 3559, 3571, and 3581.

    Executed in San Bernardino, California, this 30th day of January 2020.


    Acting Forest Supervisor

    San Bernardino National Forest

    This Order supersedes Order No. 05-12-00-19-06, signed on November 7th, 2019.