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Hot weather sparks fire restrictions

Posted: Thursday, Jun 20th, 2013

Page, AZ Due to recent dry conditions and high fire danger in southwest Utah and northwest Arizona, fire restrictions are now in effect in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Current and forecasted weather patterns coupled with extremely dry vegetation have created hazardous fire conditions throughout Arizona and Utah.

The following acts will be prohibited until further notice:

Igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire outside a fire structure that is provided by the National Park Service within a designated area, (agency approved fire pits and grills provided for in developed recreation sites and picnic areas). Stoves or grills that are solely fueled by liquid petroleum fuels are allowed in all locations.

Campfires and charcoal fires will continue to be allowed below the high waterline in areas devoid of vegetation.

Smoking outside an enclosed vehicle or building unless stopped in an area at least three (3) feet in diameter that is clear of all flammable materials.

Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other incendiary devices in any location on federal lands is always prohibited.

For the complete article see the 06-26-2013 issue.

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