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Friday, June 15, 2012

Fires Prohibited Outside Of Established Campgrounds


High fire danger has prompted statewide fire restrictions in Utah. State and federal land managers are cooperating on the restrictions in an effort to prevent wildfires. Utah's Interagency Fire office released the information below.

Essentially, the restrictions ban campfires or any kinds of fires anywhere except in approved fire pits in established campgrounds.

The following things have been specifically prohibited:

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 permanently improved places of habitation.

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.

3. Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other pyrotechnic devices.
For all the information on the restrictions, visit Utah Fire Info.

Several wildfires are current burning in Utah. They cause some local road closures but are not causing any major travel problems.

See utahfireinfo.gov for details about these fires.

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