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Contact: Dan Johnson, (435) 781-7700
The following press release has been issued by Utah Interagency Fire.
Current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with extremely dry conditions and heavy loading of vegetation throughout Eastern Utah have created hazardous fire conditions. As a result, as of Monday, June 25, 2018, all State, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and National Park Service (NPS) lands and all unincorporated private lands in the following areas are under fire restrictions:
- State Lands and unincorporated private lands in Uintah, Duchesne, and Daggett counties.
- BLM lands located in eastern Utah in Uintah, Duchesne, and Daggett counties.
- National Park Service lands located in the Dinosaur National Monument.
Each agency has specific restriction orders that may contain different stipulations, but all the orders have in common a prohibition of the following acts:
- No campfires, except in permanently constructed cement or metal fire pits provided in developed campgrounds and picnic areas.
- Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area that is paved, barren or cleared to mineral soil.
These restrictions do not apply to the Ashley National Forest Service lands, but National Forest staff are monitoring fire conditions and may implement restrictions if necessary.
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 specific information including copies of the closure orders and maps showing the restrictions and affected areas, please visit www.utahfireinfo.gov.