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Moose Fire

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Salmon-Challis National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1206 S. Challis Street
Salmon, ID 83467

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Moose Fire Wildfire
Closures – 7/26/2022

ORDER NUMBER 04-13-22-600

PROHIBITIONS: Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 CFR § 261.50(a), the following acts are prohibited on all National Forest System (NFS) lands within the Salmon-Challis National Forest, except for the NFS lands within the Frank Church River of No Return and Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness:

1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, except if using:
   • a permanent metal or concrete structure installed, maintained, and approved by the Forest Service in the developed recreation sites (campgrounds and picnic areas) listed in Exhibit A;
   • a stove or grill solely fueled by liquid petroleum fuels;
   • a fully enclosed metal stove, grill, or sheep herder type stove with a chimney at least five feet in length and a spark arrester with a mesh screen and a screen opening of ¼ inch or less; or
   • a metal fire pan with sides at least three inches high with a metal grate on top within ¼ mile of the south side of the Main Salmon River where any ashes are packed out. 36 CFR § 261.52(a).
2. Smoking outside an enclosed vehicle, enclosed building, or an area at least three feet in diameter that is clear of all flammable materials. 36 CFR § 261.52(d).

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

1. Persons with a special use authorization or other Forest Service authorization specifically exempting them from the effect of this Order.
2. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.

PURPOSE The purpose of this Order is to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires during periods of high fire danger and severe fire weather conditions and to protect public and responder safety.


1. This Order will be in effect beginning July 25, 2022 at 12:01 AM and shall remain in effect until October 31, 2022.
2. Exhibit A, which lists developed recreation sites where fires are allowed in permanent metal or concrete structure installed, maintained, and approved by the Forest Service, is incorporated into this Order.
3. A violation of the above prohibitions is punishable of a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual and $10,000 for an organization, imprisonment for not more than six months, or both. 16 U.S.C. § 551; 18 U.S.C. §§ 3559, 3571, 3581.
4. Further information regarding this Order is available at the Salmon-Challis Forest Supervisor’s Office in Salmon, Idaho, (208) 756-5100.

Done at Salmon, Idaho this day of July, 2022.
Chuck Mark Forest Supervisor Salmon-Challis National Forest
Order # 04-13-22-600

Exhibit A – Developed recreation sites on the Salmon-Challis National Forest where fires are allowed. (See attached pdf file for exhibit A listing of recreation sites.)

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