Fire Restriction Order

Due to current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with the extremely dry conditions in Central Utah, the
State Forester, in consultation with the County Commission in each affected county, has determined that measures must be taken to prevent the ignition of forest and rangeland fires. Therefore, pursuant to Utah State Law, Section 65A-8-212, the following acts are prohibited in the areas described below until rescinded by the Utah State Forester:

Fairview City has adopted the follow fire restriction orders given from the State of Utah and Sanpete County.

  1. Setting, building, maintaining, attending or using open fires of any kind, except within the facilitiesdesignated for them in improved campgrounds, picnic areas or home sites where running water is present.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, trailer or building, a developed recreation site or whilestopped in an area that is paved or free from dry vegetation.
  3. Discharging or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other pyrotechnic devices includingexploding targets.
  4. Cutting, welding or grinding metal in areas of dry vegetation.
  5. Operating a motorcycle, chainsaw, ATV, or other small internal combustion engine without an approved and working spark arrestor.

Any of the above acts is a violation of state law and punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

The following persons are exempted from the above prohibitions:

  1. Persons with a permit or waiver specifically authorizing a specified act at a specific location.
  2. Any on-duty firefighter in the performance of an official duty.
  3. Smokers, charcoal and propane barbeque are approved in a cleared area of combustible materials
  4. Fireworks are prohibited in Fairview City limits except the following dates: July 3-4-5; July 22-23-24.

This order takes effect 12:01am, July 1, 2017.

Nathan Miner
Fairview City Fire Chief


State of Utah DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Due to current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with the extremely dry conditions in Central Utah, the
State Forester, in consultation with the County Commission in each affected county, has determined that measures must be taken to prevent the ignition of forest and rangeland fires. Therefore, pursuant to Utah State Law, Section 65A-8-212, the following acts are prohibited in the areas described below until rescinded by the Utah State Forester:

  1. Setting, building, maintaining, attending or using open fires of any kind, except within the facilitiesdesignated for them in improved campgrounds, picnic areas or home sites where running water is present.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, trailer or building, a developed recreation site or whilestopped in an area that is paved or free from dry vegetation.
  3. Discharging or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other pyrotechnic devices includingexploding targets.
  4. Cutting, welding or grinding metal in areas of dry vegetation.
  5. Operating a motorcycle, chainsaw, ATV, or other small internal combustion engine without an approved and working spark arrestor.

Any of the above acts is a violation of state law and punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine ofup to $1,000.

The following persons are exempted from the above prohibitions:

  1. Persons with a permit or waiver specifically authorizing a specified act at a specific location.
  2. Any on-duty firefighter in the performance of an official duty.

Area Description:
All unincorporated private and all state lands within Juab, Sanpete, Sevier, Wayne, Millard, Piute counties

This order does not affect private lands within incorporated towns or city limits.

Effective Date:
12:01 a.m., July 01, 2017

Brian L. Cottam
Utah State Forester

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