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BLM Announces Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in Effect 6/25/21

Bear Wildfire
Announcements – 6/24/2021

Due to prolonged drought conditions, extreme wildland fire indices and forecasts and pursuant to  regulations of the Department of Interior, 43 CFR 9212.1(h), the following acts are prohibited on  federal lands, roads, trails and waterways, described below by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)  Green River District (Price Field Office). This order is effective 12:01 am, on Friday, June 25ᵗʰ,  2021 and will remain in effect until rescinded by the BLM Green River District Manager. This new Fire Restriction Order supersedes the previous Order #UT-020-21-03. Fire  restriction information may be obtained at or by contacting the BLM Green River  District Fire Management Officer at 435-781-4444.

• No igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire, including wood, charcoal and  briquettes in designated and non-designated campgrounds.
• No Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation  site, or while stopped in an area that is paved or free from dry vegetation.
• No use/discharge of any kind of fireworks, explosives, incendiary or chemical  devices, pyrotechnic devices, exploding targets or the use of steel core/jacketed ammunition.  (Order No. UT910-21-001)
• No operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark  arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order. • No cutting, welding or grinding metal in areas of vegetation.

Permissible acts
• Devices fueled by petroleum or liquid propane gas (LPG) products with a shut-off valve are allowed  in areas clear of flammable vegetation within 3 feet of the device.

• Permits may be issued to enter and use public lands designated in the fire  prevention order when the authorized officer determines that the permitted activities will not  conflict with the order (43 CFR 9212.1).
•  Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or  firefighting force in the performance of official duty.
Area description All BLM Price Field Office lands located in southeastern Utah in Carbon and Emery counties. See  Fire Restriction Map 2021.
Penalties Individuals violating this order can be subject to a $1000 fine and associated fire suppression and  rehabilitation costs (43 CFR 9212.4).

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