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Lake County declares Stage II Fire Restrictions

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Posted at 6:25 PM, Aug 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-03 13:26:40-04

The Lake County Board of Commissioners issued a Stage II Fire Restrictions declaration Tuesday afternoon.

This declaration goes into effect immediately for all lands in Lake County.

Under Stage II Fire Restrictions, the following acts are prohibited:

  • Igniting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire.
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
  • Operating motorized vehicles off designated roads and trails, as defined by respective agency.

In addition, the following acts are prohibited from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.:

  • Operating any internal combustion engine.
  • Welding or operating any acetylene or other torch with an open flame.
  • Using an explosive.

For additional information on fire restrictions, visit the fire restriction website.