- "Open Burning" means the burning of any material wherein the products of combustion are emitted directly into the ambient air without passing through a stack or chimney from an enclosed container. The use of portable fireplaces is considered open burning
- "Completely Extinguished" means to extinguish so that it emits no smoke, heat or flames. The term does not include a buried fire.
- "Raining" means sustained precipitation that is actively occuring of sufficient intensity and duration so as to prevent the fire from spreading in woodland fuels.
- "Ground Covered With Snow" means the area within a 100' radius from the fire edge is covered with snow or other frozen precipitation sufficient to prevent the combustion of woodland fuels until the fire is completely extinguished.
- "Kindle" means from the point of ignition to the time of complete extinguishment.
- "Permittee" means a landowner or a person having permission from the landowner.
- "Attended" means that an individual responsible for the fire and capable of extinguishing the fire is on the same property as the fire, is able to immediately extinguish the fire, and has the fire in plain view.
- "Seasonal Permit" means a permit issued on an annual basis for a category I, II and IV fire.
- "Category I Fire" means a small controlled fire, such as a camp or cooking fire, no greater than 2' in diameter contained within a ring of fire resistive material or in a portable fireplace. A category I fire, conditions permitting, may be kindled with a permit at any time of day whether raining or not.
- "Category II Fire" means a controlled fire, such as a camp or cooking fire, no greater than 4' in diameter contained within a ring of fire resistive material or in a portable fireplace. A category II fire, conditions permitting, may only be kindled with a permit between the hours of 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm unless it is actually raining.
- "Category III Fire" means any other fire, not a category I or category II fire or a fire greater than 4' in diameter or a fire not contained within a ring of fire resistive material. A category III fire, conditions permitting, may only be kindled with a permit between the hours of 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm unless it is actually raining.