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Fire Restrictions in Southwest Utah, Northwest Arizona

Fire Restrictions in Southwest Utah, Northwest Arizona
June 21
16:49 2017

Due to increasing human caused wildfire activity, dry conditions, and high fire danger in southwest Utah
and northwest Arizona, Color Country Interagency Fire Managers are implementing additional fire
restrictions beginning Wednesday, June 21 at 00:01 a.m. The following describes the restrictions
implemented by each fire management agency in the Color Country Fire Management Area.
Restricted Lands in Washington, Iron, Beaver, Kane, Garfield, Mojave, and Coconino Counties:
Information on fire restrictions affecting the Arizona Strip, Mohave and Coconino counties can be
found at:
· Unincorporated privately owned and all state administered lands (Utah Division of Forestry
Fire and State Lands). Incorporated towns and cities are not included in these restrictions.
(Contact your local fire department for municipal restrictions).
· Bureau of Land Management (Utah/Arizona Strip).
· Dixie National Forest (Pine Valley, Cedar City, Powell and Escalante Ranger Districts).
· National Park Service (Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks
National Monument, Pipe Springs National Monument, Glen Canyon National Recreation
Area, and Rainbow Bridge National Monument).
· Bureau of Indian Affairs (Trust Lands of the Shivwits, Cedar, Indian Peaks, and Kaibab
Band Reservations).
The Following acts are prohibited until further notice:
1. Igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire, including charcoal and briquettes, outside a fire
structure provided by the agency within a designated area is prohibited. Campfires and charcoal
fires are prohibited in Zion National Park’s Watchman and South Campgrounds.
All developed recreation sites, campgrounds, picnic areas, and home sites that are maintained
and administered by the agency, or home sites where running water is present are allowed.
Stoves or grills that are fueled solely by liquid petroleum fuels are also allowed. Campfires
and charcoal fires are allowed Zion National Park’s Lava Point Campground. In Glen
Canyon National Recreation Area, Campfires are also permitted below the high water mark
of the lake in areas devoid of vegetation. Holders of Forest Service Special Use Authorizations
are exempt from restriction #1; provided such fires are within a fire structure and are within
their permitted area.
2. Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks on unincorporated private land (always prohibited on
state and federal lands).
3. Operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device
properly installed, maintained and in effective working order as determined by the Society of
Automotive Engineers (SAE) recommended practices J335 and J350.
4. Detonating of explosives, incendiary or chemical devices, pyrotechnics, or exploding targets, or
tracer ammunition (always prohibited on federal land).
5. Cutting, welding, or grinding of metal in areas of dry vegetation.
6. Smoking except in an enclosed vehicle or building, or a developed recreation site or areas of a
minimum of three (3) feet in diameter cleared down to mineral soil.
Please Note: Lands not in fire restrictions are becoming increasingly dry and fire danger is increasing
daily. Please ensure your campfire is completely out before you leave and all ignition sources are a safe
distance away from vegetation to mitigated unwanted wildfires.
Fire Managers are continually evaluating the need for further fire restrictions. Please verify with your
local land management agency before conducting any fire related activity in question.
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