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FIRE RESTRICTIONS FROM US FOREST SERVICE

STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS TO BEGIN FRIDAY ON
UINTA-WASATCH-CACHE NATIONAL FOREST
Salt Lake City, August 12, 2020 – Fire restrictions will be implemented on the
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest at 12:00 a.m. Thursday, August 13, 2020, for
public health and safety and to reduce the potential for human-caused fires.
Under the restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood stoves are
allowed only in developed campgrounds. 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.
Implementation of fire restrictions normally occurs based on a combination of
factors that are carefully measured. Criteria used to determine when to implement
restrictions include current and predicted weather, fuel moisture, fire activity levels
and available firefighting resources. Additional restrictions may be applied as
conditions warrant.
Fire restrictions typically remain in effect until significant precipitation is
received.
Visitors are that building and maintaining a campfire on the National Forest
while under fire restrictions is a violation that carries a mandatory appearance in
federal court. Visitors should use extra caution when recreating on all public lands
during fire season. Know Before You Go!
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