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Public Resources Code - PRC

DIVISION 4. FORESTS, FORESTRY AND RANGE AND FORAGE LANDS [4001 - 4958]

  ( Division 4 repealed and added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144. )

PART 2. PROTECTION OF FOREST, RANGE AND FORAGE LANDS [4101 - 4789.7]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144. )

CHAPTER 1. Prevention and Control of Forest Fires [4101 - 4205]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144. )

ARTICLE 1. Definitions [4101 - 4104]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144. )

4101.
  

“Person” includes any agency of the state, county, city, district, or other local public agency, and any individual, firm, association, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1010, Sec. 207. Effective January 1, 1995.)

4102.
  

“State responsibility areas” means areas of the state in which the financial responsibility of preventing and suppressing fires has been determined by the board pursuant to Section 4125, to be primarily the responsibility of the state.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144.)

4103.
  

“Forest fire” means a fire burning uncontrolled on lands covered wholly or in part by timber, brush, grass, grain, or other flammable vegetation.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144.)

4103.4.
  

“Open fire” means any fire, controlled or uncontrolled, including a campfire, burning outside of any structure, mobilehome, or living accommodation mounted on a motor vehicle. “Open fire” does not include portable lanterns designed to emit light resulting from a combustion process.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 270, Sec. 1.)

4103.5.
  

“Campfire” means a fire which is used for cooking, personal warmth, lighting, ceremonial, or aesthetic purposes, including fires contained within outdoor fireplaces and enclosed stoves with flues or chimneys, stoves using jellied, liquid, solid, or gaseous fuels, portable barbecue pits and braziers, or space heating devices which are used outside any structure, mobilehome, or living accommodation mounted on a motor vehicle. “Campfire” does not include portable lanterns designed to emit light resulting from a combustion process.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 270, Sec. 2.)

4104.
  

The term “uncontrolled fire,” as used in this division, means any fire which threatens to destroy life, property, or resources and either: (1) is unattended by any person; (2) is attended by persons unable to prevent its unrestricted spread; or (3) is burning with such velocity or intensity that it could not be readily controlled with those ordinary tools available to private persons at the fire scene.

(Amended by Stats. 1980, Ch. 525, Sec. 2. Operative July 1, 1981, by Sec. 13 of Ch. 525.)

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