Yes very dry, better safe than sorry in this situation.
What are STAGE 2 Fire Restrictions?
STAGE 2 Fire Restrictions help land management
agencies reduce fire risk and prevent wildfires during periods
of high to extreme fire danger.
1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire,
campfire, or stove fire 36 CFR 261.52(a). This
includes charcoal grills and barbecues, coal and wood
burning stoves and sheepherder’s stoves and includes
use in developed camping and picnic grounds.
EXCEPT: Devices using pressurized liquid or gas
(stoves, grills or lanterns) that include shut-off valves
are permitted when used in an area at least three feet
or more from flammable material such as grasses or
2. Smoking. 36 CFR 261.52(c)
EXCEPT: Within enclosed vehicle, trailer or building.
3. Welding or operating acetylene or other torch with
open flame. 36 CFR 261.52(i).
4. Operating or using any internal combustion engine
(e.g. chainsaw, generator, ATV) without a spark
arresting device properly installed, maintained and in
effective working order meeting either:
(a) Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Standard 5100-1a or
(b) Appropriate Society of automotive Engineers
(SAE) recommended practice J335(b) and
J350(a). 36 CFR 261.52(j)
5. Operating a chainsaw without an approved spark
arresting device as described in Prohibition #4, a
chemical pressurized fire extinguisher (8 oz. capacity
by weight or larger and kept with the operator) and a
round point shovel with an overall length of at least
35 inches readily available for use. 36 CFR 261.52(h).
6. Using an explosive. 36 CFR 261.52(b). This includes
but is not limited to fuses or blasting caps, fireworks,
rockets, exploding targets, and tracers or incendiary.