High Fire Danger Prompts Statewide Fire Restrictions in Eastern Utah
Bureau of Land Mgmt | Marshall Thompson | 208-616-5622 (Until July 30)
US Forest Service | Heather McClean | 435-260-2871
State of Utah | Jason Curry | 801-703-0225
Salt Lake City, July 22 – Current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with extremely dry conditions and heavy loading of vegetation throughout northeastern Utah have created hazardous fire conditions. As a result, the Bureau of Land Management, Green River District, US Forest Service Manti-La Sal National Forest Sanpete/Ferron/Price ranger districts, AND all unincorporated private lands within Duchesne, Daggett, Uintah, Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan counties are in fire restrictions.
Each agency has specific restriction orders that may contain slightly different stipulations, but all the orders have in common a prohibition of the following acts:
1. Setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using open fires of any kind, except campfires built within the facilities provided for them in improved campgrounds, picnic areas or home sites where running water is present.
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared to mineral soil.
These restrictions do not apply to lands within incorporated towns and cities; however, each municipality may have similar or more restrictive ordinances. Questions about specific areas should be directed to local authorities.
For more information on the restrictions (including an interactive map and the signed orders from each agency), please visit www.utahfireinfo.gov.
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