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More Utah counties to enter Stage 2 fire restrictions

Stage 2 fire restrictions July 21, 2021 - REVISED
Posted at 12:27 PM, Jul 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-20 19:53:48-04

SALT LAKE CITY — All but four counties will move to Stage 2 fire restrictions, banning campfires and other open flames that could spark a wildfire.

The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands told FOX 13 on Tuesday that all but Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah and Summit counties will be put in Stage 2 restrictions effective July 21. Some of Utah's most heavily populated counties, including Salt Lake, Davis, Weber and Utah counties moved to the stricter fire prevention measures.

There is a notable exception: the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, which transcends some county lines, will remain in Stage 1 fire restrictions. That allows for the use of campfires. The Ashley National Forest in eastern Utah will remain in Stage 1.

All Bureau of Land Management lands in Utah, with the exception of those in Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah and Summit counties are in Stage 2 conditions.

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Last month, a number of Utah counties were put under Stage 2. The restrictions ban the use of campfires or any open flames, tent stoves, coal and wood burning stoves, charcoal grills and barbecues (propane stoves are allowed). This applies to all public land, as well as unincorporated private land.

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The restrictions also include the ban of smoking, using fireworks, tracer ammunition or other pyrotechnic devices including exploding targets, cutting, welding or grinding equipment use without an appropriate spark guard on state lands or unincorporated private lands.

Additionally, a fireworks ban is in effect on all state, federal and unincorporated private lands until July 22. Fireworks are never allowed on U.S. Forest Service, BLM, or National Parks land.

You can read the latest full fire restriction order from the state of Utah here, and see up to date fire restrictions for Utah here.