Fire restrictions imposed by multiple agencies in southeastern Utah

May 27, 2022, 2:03 PM | Updated: 2:15 pm
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The Porcupine Ranch fire burning near Moab. In August of 2008. Photo credit: Utahfireinfo.gov

MOAB, Utah — Multiple agencies issued fire restrictions for southeastern Utah on Friday morning, citing hazardous conditions. All Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, State of Utah, and unincorporated private lands will implement these fire restrictions on June 2, 2022.

Fire restrictions will be implemented in the following areas:

  • state and unincorporated private lands in Grand and San Juan counties,
  • BLM Moab and Monticello field office areas in Grand and San Juan counties,
  • NPS areas including Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Parks, Natural Bridges, and Hovenweep National Monuments;
  • USDA, FS Moab and Monticello districts of the Manti-La Sal National Forest, as well as areas within Grand and San Juan counties in Utah, and Mesa and Montrose counties in Colorado.

A map and additional restriction information can be found on Utah Fire Info’s website.

The agencies said some restrictions will vary by agency. But all of the agencies will restrict:

  • any campfires –wood or charcoal– even in designated campgrounds,
  • smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area that is paved, barren, or cleared to mineral soil,
  • any metal cutting, welding, or grinding in areas that have dry vegetation, and
  • any discharging or use of any kind of fireworks, steel-tipped/core ammunition, tracer ammunition, or other pyrotechnic devices including exploding targets.

The agencies said these restrictions supersede any previous orders. Restrictions will be in place until the fire hazard passes.

The agencies will still allow the use of devices fueled by petroleum or liquid propane gas. These devices must have a shut-off valve, as long as they are in areas clear of flammable vegetation within three feet of the device.

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Fire restrictions imposed by multiple agencies in southeastern Utah