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Due to current and forecasted weather conditions, coupled with extremely dry conditions, the State Forester has issued a fire restriction order for all unincorporated private and state lands within the State of Utah.

The following acts are prohibited:

  1. Setting, building, maintaining, attending or using open fires of any kind, except campfires built within the facilities provided for them in improved campgrounds, picnic areas or permanently improved places of habitation.

  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared to mineral soil.

  3. Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other pyrotechnic devices.

  4. Cutting, welding, or grinding metal in areas of dry vegetation.

  5. The use of any steel jacketed or steel core ammunition of any caliber

  6. Use of exploding targets that are detonated when struck by a projectile such as a bullet from a firearm.

This order does not affect incorporated towns and cities.

The following persons are exempted from the above prohibitions :

  1. Persons with a permit specifically authorizing the prohibited act at a specific location.

  2. Any Certified Peace Officer, Local, State or Federal Fire Officer or firefighting forces in the performance of an official duty.

Violation of the above prohibited acts is punishable as a class B misdemeanor.

Documents

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Fire Restriction Order

Related Links

Utah County Fire Marshal Website