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July 1, 2016 3:01 PM

DNR Fire Restriction Order

Fire Restriction Order
(Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan Counties)
Due to current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with dry conditions and heavy loading of vegetation throughout southern Utah, the State Forester has determined that measures must be taken to prevent costly and damaging forest and rangeland fires. Therefore, pursuant to Utah State Law, Section 65A-8-212 Utah Code 1994.
The following acts are PROHIBITED on the areas, roads and trails described in the "Area Description" section below (Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan Counties) until rescinded by the Utah State Forester:
1 . Campfires, except in permanently constructed cement or metal fire pots provided in developed campgrounds and picnic area.
2. Use/discharge of any kind of fireworks, explosives, incendiary or chemical devices, exploding targets or the use of steel core/jacketed ammunition.
3. 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.
4. Operation or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order.
5. Cutting, welding or grinding metal in areas of vegetation.

The following IS PERMITTED:
1. 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 10 ft).
2. Charcoal burning is allowed in developed campgrounds or picnic grounds within permanent fire 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.
Area Description:
All unincorporated private and state lands within Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan Counties.
Effective 12:01 A.M., 1st day of July, 2016.
Violation of the above prohibited acts is punishable as a class B misdemeanor.

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