STATE ISSUES STATEWIDE FIRE RESTRICTIONS
Salt Lake City, UT – With record low fuel moisture, widespread drought conditions and extreme fire danger, the State of Utah, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands is enacting statewide stage 1 fire restrictions for all State Lands and all private lands outside of city/town borders. The order is effective starting at midnight tonight, June 10, 2021.
Stage 1 restrictions include a tight limit on where open fires are allowed, and puts constraints on other activities including welding & cutting metal, smoking, etc. (See attached order for specifics)
“As we’ve seen these most recent wildfires, it is clear that fire danger is higher than in any year in recent memory, said Interim Division Director, Jamie Barnes, “although it’s unprecedented and comes earlier than any time in the past several years, it’s absolutely necessary now because current conditions are more indicative of what we’d see during late summer months.”
This order comes following a statewide fireworks restriction issued Tuesday for all state and unincorporated lands. The Division is calling on the public to adhere to the restrictions, bring awareness to them, and report any violations to local law enforcement.
In addition to fire restrictions, the Division and its federal partners are promoting wildfire prevention in a campaign called “Fire Sense”. The campaign focuses on adding a greater sense of fire danger to overall common sense. For information on Fire Sense or for further information on this or other fire restrictions in Utah, visit www.utahfiresense.org.