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Fire Restrictions to be Implemented in Zion

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Date: June 22, 2007
Contact: David Eaker, 435-772-7811
Contact: Jeff Hickerson, 435-772-7842

Restrictions also to be Implemented in Southwest Utah and the Arizona Strip

As a result of the high fire danger in Zion National Park restrictions are being instituted prohibiting campfires and smoking on trails.  These restrictions will be in effect starting at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2007 and will be enforced until rescinded by the Superintendent. Park officials feel that the risk to public safety and structures within Zion National Park from a human-caused fire is great enough that these restrictions are necessary.  Similar restrictions will also be implemented in Washington County, Utah, Iron and Beaver Counties in Utah (west of I-15) and the Arizona Strip. 

The following acts will be prohibited in Zion National Park until further notice starting Monday, June 25, 2007 at 12:01 a.m.

·Setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a campfire in campgrounds, picnic areas, or permanently improved places of habitation.*           
*Stoves fueled by petroleum,liquid Propane Gas (LPG), or charcoal fires are allowed.

·Smoking on all trails.* 
*Smoking is allowed within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or designated smoking area.

·Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices, is prohibited at all times on all federal public lands.

Violation of the above, prohibited acts is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than twelve months, or both.

For information concerning fire restrictions in Zion National Park call 435 772-3256.

 

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