How to Prepare for a Wildfire

Preparing for a wildfire imageTop 3 Ways to Prepare for a Wildfire:

  1. Design and landscape your home with wildfire safety in mind. Select materials and plants that can help contain fire rather than fuel it.
  2. Teach each family member how to use a fire extinguisher (ABC type) and show them where it’s kept.
  3. Regularly clean roof and gutters.

2015 Utah DAQ Regulations for Open Burning

Open burning is a source of air pollution that is regulated by the Division of Air Quality (DAQ). There are statewide rules in place that regulate open burning activities to help minimize emissions and ensure that the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) are met. Recent modifications to these rules change the open burn periods and include a statewide requirement to obtain a permit from the local county or municipal fire authority prior to burning.

Information on the following topics can be found on the DAQ Regulations for Residential Open Burning page:

  • General Requirements
  • Permit Criteria
  • Permit Applications

Click here to be directed to the DAQ Regulations for Residential Open Burning.

Prescribed Burn on Mirror Lake Highway.

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest fire personnel plan to implement the Ponderosa Pine Restoration Project prescribed burn, any time from Monday, March 23rd through April weather permitting. The Ponderosa Pine Restoration Project is located in Summit County, approximately 15 miles east of Kamas, Utah. The project area encompasses 3,900 acres along the upper Provo River on the north side of the Mirror lake Highway from Co-op Creek, on the west, to Rock Creek and Soapstone campground to the east.

Click here for complete information from the US Forest Service.

Burning in Mill City Area off Mirror Lake Hwy

Weather dependent fire personnel plan to burn 100 to 150 slash piles to reduce hazardous fuels in the Mill City area located approximately 35 miles South of Evanston, Wyoming on the West side of the Mirror Lake Highway on the Evanston/Mt.View Ranger Districts anytime from Monday, March 2nd through March 31st.

Click here for complete information from US Forest Service.