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Stage 1 fire restrictions implemented for Washington County

The Utah Department of Natural Resources and Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands have implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions effective at 12:01 AM on Friday, 21 June. This order applies to Washington County, which includes all of Dammeron Valley.

Key Stage 1 restrictions affecting Dammeron Valley and the surrounding public lands include:

  • No campfires or open fires outside of agency improved and maintained campgrounds and homesites in southwest Utah. Running water is required on cabins or homesites on unincorporated private land. Devices fueled by liquid petroleum are allowed.

  • No discharging of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices outside of incorporated city limits or on public lands (city-specific restrictions may apply). Fireworks are always prohibited on all federal lands.

  • No shooting of exploding targets or tracer ammunition.

  • No cutting, grinding, or welding of metal in areas of dry vegetation. This includes acetylene torches.

  • No use of equipment without a working and properly maintained spark arrestor (if required).

  • No smoking near vegetation or outside of a developed recreation site, personal vehicle, or building.

Penalties may include fines and imprisonment. The full order is available here:

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