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Posted on: June 29, 2016


Alpine County Board of Supervisors
Administrative Office Building Markleeville, California

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Alpine County Code Section 8.20.020(A) (Fire Hazards and Fire Restrictions) a notice of fire restriction designation on private lands in Alpine County is hereby issued effective June 30, 2016 at 12:01 AM.

Whenever the federal fire restrictions are effective, an advisement of extreme fire hazard conditions, as issued by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Alpine County will issue a fire restriction order for the same affected lands within the county.

ACTIVITIES PROHIBITED DURING RESTRICTIONS. A. Except as set forth in Subsection B., outdoor open fires will not be permitted. Supervised residential use of approved outdoor cooking devices is exempt from this restriction. B. Campfires on private property are not prohibited when all of the conditions of a California campfire permit are satisfied. Said conditions are: 1) Parties must clear all flammable material away from the fire for a minimum of five feet in all directions to prevent escape of fire. 2) Parties must have a shovel available at the campfire site for preparing and extinguishing campfires. 3) Parties must have a responsible person in attendance at all times. 4) Parties must extinguish the campfire with water, using the drown, stir and feel method. C. Parties are liable for the cost of suppression and damages caused by any wildfire that starts through their negligence.

The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the County Sheriff's Department by peace officers authorized under the provisions of Section 836.5 of the Penal Code.

Any person violating any provision of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor/infraction and shall be fined an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars and/or ninety days in County Jail, in addition to any criminal and civil remedies which may be available under any applicable state and federal laws.

DATED: June 29, 2016
TEOLA L. TREMAYNE, County Clerk and ex officio Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
County of Alpine, State of California

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