New fire restrictions in Summit County and Uinta-Wasatch National Forest

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A firefighter watches as a helicopter drops water on the Lake Hughes fire in Angeles National Forest on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, north of Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – New fire restrictions are in place for Summit County and Uinta-Wasatch National Forest.

The following acts are prohibited from Thursday, August 13 at 12:00 a.m. and until September 30 at 12:00 a.m. or until further notice. 

  • Igniting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, including charcoal and briquettes outside a fire structure that is provided by the Forest Service within a designated area.
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least 3 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of any flammable material.

The following persons are exempt from this order:

Holders of Forest Service Special Use Authorizations are exempt from restriction #1 above, provided such fires are within a fire structure and they are within their permitted area.

  • Persons using a stove or grill that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum fuels.
  • Persons using a stove fire in a designated area.
  • Any Federal, State, or local law enforcement officer or member of an organized rescue or 
  • firefighting force in the performance of an official duty. 

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