SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - High fire danger has prompted the implementation of statewide fire restrictions beginning Thursday.
Fire managers across Utah came to the mutual decision on Wednesday after considering the current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with the extremely dry conditions throughout the state.
Each state agency has specific restriction orders that may contain different stipulations, but all the orders have in common a prohibition of the following acts:
1. Setting, building, maintaining, attending or using open fires of any kind, except campfires built within the facilities provided for them in improved campgrounds, picnic areas or permanently improved places of habitation.
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared to mineral soil.
3. Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other pyrotechnic devices.
These restrictions do not apply to lands within incorporated towns and cities; however, each municipality may have similar or more restrictive ordinances. Questions about specific areas should be directed to local authorities.
For more information on the restrictions, please visit www.utahfireinfo.gov