Southeast Utah Fire Restrictions Rescinded
Contact: Kevin Moore, 435-719-2120
Effective 12:00am, Friday, August 9, 2013 fire restrictions will be lifted for the State of Utah, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service and US Forest Service on lands within Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan Counties.
Monsoon moisture has moderated wildfire behavior, growth and indices; green up of vegetation is occurring in many areas.
Fire Managers are very pleased with the positive response by the public in adhering to this year’s fire restrictions. Human caused fires and wildfire acres burned in this part of the State were fewer than previous years.
The public is reminded that we are still in fire season and vegetation will once again dry out as fall approaches. Please carry a shovel, water and a bucket whenever a camp fire is used. Always drown and stir fires to ensure they are dead out before leaving camp.
Other areas in the State of Utah are still in fire restrictions for campfires, fireworks and using steel core/jacketed ammunition. Pack Creek Picnic Area on the Manti-La Sal is closed to all fire. Fire Prevention Order UT910-13-002 is permanently in effect for all BLM lands in the State of Utah and prohibits the use/discharge of any kind of fireworks, explosives, incendiary, chemical devices, pyrotechnics and exploding targets. For information on current fire restriction in the state please go to: www.utahfireinfo.gov.
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