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 A stage one fire restriction has been put into place on all Idaho Panhandle National Forest. Forest Service members say this year has, so far, been the driest it's been in North Idaho in 20 years. The restriction limits recreational burning to only designation National Forest campgrounds and also limits the smoking of cigarettes to enclosed buildings. The restrictions have done little to lift the fears of Beauty Creek campground host Roberty Dury. 
"It's scary is what it is," says Dury.
Dury has worked for the forest service for more than 30 years and says these dry conditions are a recipe for disastet. Forest Service officials say 90 percent of the fires this year have been started by people. The campground was nearly empty Thursday afternoon, but Dury expects it to be full on Friday. That is when he anticipates his troubles will start because he knows how irresponsible people can be when it comes to how they handle campfires. 
"I've seen people dump their hot brickets onto the ground instead of into the fire pit," says Dury. 
On top of a busy weekend full of people, a holiday surrounded by fireworks also has Dury on edge. While fireworks aren't allowed on National Forest land, it doesn't stop people from bringing them anyway. 
"Every year we have the same thing," says dury. "People using sparklers, bottle rockets and I'm so afraid somebody is going to do that and start a fire." 
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