SALT LAKE CITY — A large portion of Utah has moved out of severe fire restrictions as a result of recent rainstorms.
On Monday, entire portions of central and southern Utah planned to drop fire restrictions, according to notices posted on Utah Fire Info, a site maintained by Utah's Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands.
State and private unincorporated lands in Tooele, Salt Lake, Utah, Morgan and Davis counties were moving to Stage 1 restrictions.
Box Elder, Cache, Rich and Weber counties remained in Stage 2 fire restrictions, which prohibit open flames of any kind. The exception is the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, which spans numerous counties and has remained in Stage 1 restrictions that allow for campfires.
Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan counties will drop fire restrictions on Wednesday. Juab, Millard, Sanpete, Sevier, Wayne and Piute counties lifted their restrictions on Friday.
Wasatch, Summit, Duchesne, Daggett, and Uintah counties remain in Stage 1 restrictions, which:
- Prohibit open flames except in designated areas
- Ban smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, trailer or area free from dry vegetation
- Bans fireworks, tracer ammunition or other pyrotechnic devices including exploding targets
- Prohibits cutting, welding or grinding metal in areas of dry vegetation
- No operating a motorcycle, chainsaw, ATV, or other small internal combustion engine without an approved and working spark arrestor
The Bureau of Land Management still has fire restrictions on all federal lands in northern Utah.
Fireworks remain prohibited on all state and federal lands.