Fire Prevention & Public Safety Information


FIRE RESTRICTION ORDER 

Effective Date:  6-26-2020 @12:01 am.  

Please see the Everbridge notification and the attachments at the bottom of this page for restrictions information and map:

 


 

This is a message from Kane County Emergency Services. 

As we enter the July 4th weekend, it is important to note that fire restrictions are in place in all unincorporated areas of Kane County.  This includes fires of any kind except in firepits in improved campgrounds, picnic sites, and homes where running water is present.  Fireworks are not allowed anywhere in the county outside of established cities and towns.  Check your city’s regulations for where fireworks may be used.  Fireworks are not allowed anywhere on Cedar Mountain.  Cutting, grinding, welding, and smoking in areas of dry vegetation is also prohibited.  Violators will be cited and fined.  (See the full set of restrictions below.)

We also want to remind everyone that the COVID-19 pandemic is still alive, and that the Southwest Region of Utah is experiencing an increase in positive cases.  Kane County will see large numbers of visitors in our communities this weekend.  Please remember to practice social distancing, wash your hands, and stay home if you are ill or part a vulnerable population.  If you can’t maintain social distancing, wearing of face coverings is recommended.  Kane County has one new case today for a total of seven.  It is likely that we will see additional cases in the coming days.  Please do your part to keep yourself and those you interact with safe by following correct hygiene principles.

We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend in Kane County.

 

Fire Restrictions:

Due to current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with the extremely dry conditions in southwestern Utah, the State Forester, in consultation with the county commission, 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pursuant to Utah State Law, Section 65A-8-212, the following acts are prohibited in the areas described below until rescinded by the Utah State Forester: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 facilities designated 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 while stopped 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 including exploding 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.
 

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 the following area: All of Beaver, Garfield, Kane, and Iron counties. This order does not affect private lands within incorporated towns or city limits.
 
Any of the above acts is a violation of state law and is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. These restrictions will be enforced by county law enforcement.