Southeast Utah fire restrictions rescinded
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Fire restrictions have been lifted for State of Utah, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service lands located within Grand, San Juan, Carbon and Emery counties, according to a news release from state fire officials.

“Monsoon moisture has moderated wildfire behavior, growth and indices; green up of vegetation is occurring in many areas,” the news release stated.

Fire managers said they are “very pleased” with the positive response by the public in adhering to this year’s fire restrictions.

“Human caused fires and wildfire acres burned in this part of the State were fewer than previous years,” officials said in the news release.

All of Utah is still in fire season and vegetation will once again dry out as fall approaches, so the public is reminded to carry a shovel, water and a bucket whenever a campfire is used and to drown and stir fires to ensure they are completely out before leaving camp.

Fire restrictions for campfires, fireworks and the use of steel core or jacketed ammunition are still in force in other areas in Utah, including Pack Creek Picnic Area on the Manti-La Sal Mountains. A fire prevention order is permanently in effect for all BLM lands in Utah and the use/discharge of any kind of fireworks, explosives, incendiary, chemical devices, pyrotechnics and exploding targets is prohibited.

For more information on current fire restrictions in the state visit the website at www.utahfireinfo.gov.


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