June 27, 2014
Due to recent fire activity, dry conditions, and high fire danger in southwest Utah and northwest Arizona, Interagency Fire Managers are expanding current fire restrictions. Beginning Tuesday, July 1 at 12:01 a.m. fire restrictions are ineffect in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument.
The following acts will be prohibited until further notice:
- Igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire outside a fire structure that is provided by the National Park Service within a designated area, (agency approved fire pits and grills provided for in developed recreation sites and picnic areas). Stoves or grills that are solely fueled by liquid petroleum fuels are allowed in all locations.
- Smoking outside an enclosed vehicle or building unless stopped in an area at least three (3) feet in diameter that is clear of all flammable materials.
- Note that discharging, or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other incendiary devices in any location on federal lands is always prohibited.
The following exceptions apply within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area only:
- Campfires and charcoal fires will continue to be allowed in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area below the high waterline in areas devoid of vegetation.