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    The current and forecasted weather situation coupled with extremely dry accumulations of dense vegetation throughout Southeastern Utah, has created hazardous wildfire conditions. Beginning Friday, June 12, all state, federal and unincorporated private lands in Grand and San Juan counties, including in the Manti-La Sal National Forest and the national parks are affected, according to Jason Kirks of the Bureau of Land Management.

    A helicopter crew fights a wildfire
    A helicopter crew dumps water on the Wedge Fire May 24. A campfire on the San Rafael River started the blaze. Photo courtesy BLM

    These fire restrictions will be in place until the fire hazard subsides.

    Each agency has specific restriction orders that may contain different stipulations, but all the orders have in common a prohibition of the following acts:

    1. No campfires, except in permanently constructed cement or metal fire pits provided in developed campgrounds and picnic areas.
    2. No 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.
    3. No metal cutting, grinding or welding activities in areas of dry vegetation.
    4. No discharging, firing, or using any kind of fireworks, steel-tipped/core ammunition, tracer ammunition or other pyrotechnic devices including exploding targets.

    These restrictions do not apply to land or lands within incorporated towns and cities; however, each municipality may have similar or more restrictive ordinances. Questions about specific areas should be directed to agency contacts listed above.

    For more specific information including copies of the fire restriction orders and maps showing the affected areas, visit www.utahfireinfo.gov.

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