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Forest Service Sets Fire Restrictions For Uinta-Wasatch-Cache Nat'l Forest

In the middle of a dry summer and a busy wildfire season, the U.S. Forest Service has announced fire restrictions going into effect Friday on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

Campfires and coal, charcoal or wood stoves will be in developed campgrounds under the restrictions, according to a Forest Service announcement released Wednesday.


The restrictions also limit smoking to within enclosed vehicles, buildings, in developed campgrounds, or while stopped in an area at least 3 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of any flammable material. Using a device that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed in areas that are clear of flammable materials. Read the rest at


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