GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Utah/Arizona, June 1, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Fire restrictions have been implemented in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument.
A news release from the National Park Service warns that the potential for human-caused wildfires is especially high because of the current dry conditions.
It adds, “Lands not in fire restrictions are becoming increasingly dry and fire danger is increasing daily. Please ensure your campfire is completely out before you leave and all ignition sources are a safe distance away from vegetation to mitigate unwanted wildfires.”
The restrictions prohibit:
- Igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire, including charcoal and briquettes, outside a fire structure provided by the agency within a designated area is prohibited. All debris burning is strictly prohibited.
- Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks on unincorporated private land (always prohibited on state and federal lands).
- Operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order as determined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recommended practices J335 and J350.
- Detonating of explosives, incendiary or chemical devices, pyrotechnics, or exploding targets, or tracer ammunition (always prohibited on federal land).
- Cutting, welding, or grinding of metal in areas of dry vegetation.
- Smoking except in an enclosed vehicle or building, or a developed recreation site or areas of a minimum of three feet in diameter cleared down to mineral soil.
Fire managers are continually evaluating the need for further fire restrictions, the release says. Please check with your local land management agency before conducting any fire related activity in question.