ALL NEWS

Fire restrictions imposed for southwestern Utah

Jun 2, 2022, 10:00 AM | Updated: 10:21 am

Fire in Dixie National Forest. Restrictions were imposed to prevent additional fires....

Photo of the Left Fork Fire in Dixie National Forest on May 9, 2022. Photo credit: U.S. Forest Service.

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Color Country Interagency Fire Center, or CCIFC, announced fire restrictions for counties surrounding Dixie National Forest Wednesday. The restrictions went into effect Thursday, June 2.

The CCIFC is a cooperative effort made up of the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the State of Utah Forestry, according to the agency’s webpage.

The restrictions extend to the Arizona Strip and all unincorporated county, state and federally administered public lands in Washington, Kane, Garfield and Iron counties.

The CCIFC cited current drought conditions when issuing the restrictions.

“May through August is typically a critical time for southern Utahns as both visitor numbers and fire danger tends to exponentially increase. This year’s outlook is no different,” said BLM Fire Management Officer Josh Tibbetts.

“Predictive services warns that southern Utah’s Energy Release Component — ERC — is approaching critical thresholds. The ERC can serve as a good indicator of what we anticipate a fire season could look like across a designated area, as it tracks seasonal fire danger trends well,” Tibbetts added.

The restrictions include:

  • No campfires or open fires, except on “agency improved and maintained campgrounds and home sites in southwest Utah.”
  • No fireworks or pyrotechnics.
  • No smoking near vegetation.

A full list of restrictions and stipulations can be found on Utah Fire Info’s website.

Restrictions across southeastern Utah also went into effect Thursday.

Related:

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

All News

Marijuana grows at Tryke Companies Utah's medical cannabis cultivation facility in Tooele...

Michael Camit

Ironing out Utah’s Medical Cannabis Program

Medical marijuana is one of Utah's most regulated substances, but lawmakers are still trying to iron out the wrinkles in the program.

2 hours ago

utah capitol pictured, a new law centers adoption legal expenses open records utah...

Curt Gresseth

Bill creating Utah AI lab advances, would test tech, prevent missteps

SB 149 would create an AI lab and test technology while protecting the public in Utah.

3 hours ago

...

Associated Press

Denver police looking for former funeral home owner after body kept in hearse for 2 years

Police said 33-year-old Miles Harford was cooperating with investigators last week. But on Thursday, police said he hadn't turned himself in.

4 hours ago

Ruby Franke stands with her attorney, Lamar Winward, at her sentencing on Tuesday. Her brother and ...

Emily Ashcraft

Ruby Franke’s parents, brother say Franke was brainwashed

In letters Franke's family said she had isolated herself from them, and they compared her co-defendant Jodi Hildebrandt to a cult leader.

5 hours ago

Odysseus passes over the near side of the moon following lunar orbit insertion on February 21. (Int...

Jackie Wattles, CNN

Historic Odysseus moon mission reaches the lunar surface

The landing is a historic one, marking the first commercial spacecraft to soft-land on the moon.

5 hours ago

A white Jeep crashed into a building in Ogden after the driver experienced a medial issue and lost ...

Curt Gresseth

Car crashes driving up cost of auto insurance

Replacement costs, inflation labor shortages, and more car crashes are all pushing up the cost of auto insurance.

6 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Wellsville Mountains in the spring with a pond in the foreground...

Wasatch Property Management

Advantages of Renting Over Owning a Home

Renting allows you to enjoy luxury amenities and low maintenance without the long-term commitment and responsibilities of owning a home.

Clouds over a red rock vista in Hurricane, Utah...

Wasatch Property Management

Why Southern Utah is a Retirement Paradise

Retirement in southern Utah offers plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. Find out all that this region has to offer.

Fire restrictions imposed for southwestern Utah