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Posted on: July 1, 2015

[ARCHIVED] High Fire Danger Prompts Fire Restrictions in Southeast Utah

Current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with extremely dry conditions and heavy
loading of vegetation throughout Southeast Utah have created hazardous fire conditions. As
a result, as of, July 3rd, 2015, all State, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and National
Park Service lands and all unincorporated private lands in the following areas are under fire
• State Lands and unincorporated private lands in Carbon, Emery, Grand and San
Juan counties
• BLM lands located in south eastern Utah in Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan
• National Park Service including Canyonlands and Arches national parks plus
Natural Bridges and Hovenweep national monuments

This order is effective 12:00 a.m., on the 03 day of July, 2015 and will
remain in effect until rescinded by the Bureau of Land Management-Canyon Country District Manager.
• No campfires, except in permanently constructed cement or metal fire pits provided in developed campgrounds and picnic areas.
• The use/discharge of any kind of fireworks, explosives, incendiary or chemical devices, pyrotechnic devices, exploding targets or the use of steel core/jacketed ammunition.
• Operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order.
• Cutting, welding or grinding metal in areas of vegetation.

Permissible acts
• Devices fueled by petroleum or liquid propane gas (LPG) products with a shut-off valve are allowed in areas clear of flammable vegetation (10ft X 10ft).
• Charcoal burning is allowed in developed campgrounds or picnic grounds within rings or grills constructed of metal or concrete. In undeveloped camping locations charcoal must be set in metal pans in areas clear of flammable vegetation (10ft X 10ft). Extinguish with water when unattended.
• Smoking is allowed in areas clear of flammable vegetation (10ft X 10ft). Cigarettes and matches must be properly extinguished before disposed of.

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