Information on the Fire Danger Rating System

Current Fire Rating

Moderate

Information On The Fire Danger Rating System


Low Hazard

Ignition of forest fuels will be difficult and spread potential is limited. No control problems.

All Day burning allowed of brush/clean wood with a size no greater than 8' in diameter and a pile height no greater than 5'. The fire must be a minimum of 50' from any structure or property line. The fire must be monitored at all times by an adult. The adult must have the means to put out the fire immediately if requested and cooled to touch.

Moderate Hazard

Grasses, dry branches will easily ignite. Spread to adjacent fuels would be slow. Control of fire may be difficult. Take normal precautions.

No Daytime Burning after 7pm out by 9am burning allowed of brush/clean wood with a size no greater than 8' in diameter and a pile height no greater than 5'. The fire must be a minimum of 50' from any structure or property line. The fire must be monitored at all times by an adult. The adult must have the means to put out the fire immediately if requested and cooled to touch.

All day burning is allowed for cooking and warmth. Fires in a fire pit or ring no greater than 4' in diameter and height of 2'. the fire must be a minimum of 50' from any structure or property line. The fire must be monitored at all times by an adult. The adult must have the means to put out the fire immediately if requested and cooled to touch.

High Hazard

Fires for cooking will be allowed in the evening only. Most forest fuels will ignite easily and spread rapidly. Control would be difficult.

NO BRUSH BURNING. NO DAYTIME BURNING.

Evening fires only for cooking and warmth. Fires in a fire pit or ring no greater than 4' in diameter and height of 2'. The fire must be a minimum of 50' from any structure or property line. The fire must be monitored at all times by an adult. The adult must have the means to put out the fire immediately if requested and cooled to touch.

Extreme Hazard

TOTAL FIRE BAN

NO OUTDOOR BURNING OF ANY KIND

TOTAL BAN ON FIREWORKS