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.