BLM Utah Calls For Fire Restrictions In Northern Utah
Current and forecasted weather paired with extremely dry vegetation throughout northern Utah have created hazardous fire conditions.
This is according to Utah’s Bureau of Land Management office. Because of these conditions, fire restrictions will be implemented on all state and unincorporated private lands over the next several days in the following counties: Salt Lake, Davis, Morgan, Utah, Tooele, Rich, Cache, Box Elder and Weber. All BLM land in those counties will also carry the fire restriction while adding Summit and Wasatch counties.
According to a press release from the BLM, "the restriction orders are specific to each agency and may contain different stipulations, but all the orders have the following prohibited acts in common:
- Campfires, except in permanently constructed cement or metal fire pits provided in developed campgrounds and picnic areas. All debris burning is strictly prohibited.
- Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area that is paved, barren, or cleared to mineral soil.
- Metal cutting, welding and grinding activities in areas of dry vegetation.
- Operating an UTV or using any other internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained, and in effective working order.
- Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks, firing steel tipped/core ammunition, tracer ammunition or other pyrotechnic devices including exploding targets are prohibited without prior written authorization and special permits."
Specific area restrictions can be found here.