§ 21.62. Open fires.

 (a)  Subject to the prohibition in subsection (b), small campfires are permitted only where adequate precautions are taken to prevent the spread of fire into the forest. All other fires are prohibited. Campfires shall be attended at all times.

 (b)  Open fires are prohibited when the forest-fire danger is determined by the District Forester to be High, Very High or Extreme and from March 1 through May 25 and from October 1 through December 1 without authorization from the District Forester or a designee. This prohibition does not apply to small self-contained camp stoves when used in a safe manner.

 (c)  A person causing a wildfire, in addition to possible criminal penalty, is liable for all damages, costs of extinction and fines.


   The provisions of this §  21.62 amended December 4, 1998, effective December 5, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 6039. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (217092).

Cross References

   This section cited in 17 Pa. Code §  23.16 (relating to fines).

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