Posted On : 7/10/2012 2:59:34 PM
Fire restriction order issued by State Forester. The order is effective as of July 10, 2012.
As noted in a written fire restriction order dated 07/09/12, "due to current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with the extremely dry conditions and heavy loading of vegetation throughout the State of Utah, the State Forester has determined that measures must be taken to prevent costly and damaging forest and rangeland fires".
Residents and Visitors to Utah County are to be advised that, pursuant to Section 65A-8-212 of the Utah State Code, the following acts are prohibited on all unincorporated private and state lands within the State of Utah until rescinded by the Utah State Forester:
1. Setting, building, maintaining, attending or using open fires of any kind, except campfires built within the facilities provided for them in improved campgrounds, picnic area or permanently improved places of habitation.
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared to mineral soil.
3. Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other pyrotechnic devices.
4. Cutting, welding, or grinding metal in areas of dry vegetation.
5. The use of any steel jacketed or steel core ammunition of any caliber.
6. Use of exploding targets that are detonated when struck by a projectile such as a bullet from a firearm.
This order is effective as of July 10, 2012. Attached to this media release, are copies of the State Forester's Fire Restriction Order and Order #04-00-12-01 which talks about Stage I Fire Restrictions, exemptions and lists possible penalaties for violating the order. Individuals are encouraged to read both documents in their entirety.
Reported by Lt. Yvette M. Rice, Public Information Officer for the Utah County Sheriff's Office (office)801-851-4331 (cell) 801-420-3745 (e-mail)firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fire Restriction Order.1
Fire Restriction Order.2