Category Archives: Fire Restrictions

Fireworks ban 2020

The Utah State Forester has ordered a ban on discharging or using any fireworks for all unincorporated areas of Summit County, starting now through the end of November.

In a statement issued earlier today, State Forester Brian Cottam said he came to the decision, in consultation with county officials, due to the current and forecasted conditions, combined with extremely dry vegetation in northeastern Utah.

The order does not affect private lands within incorporated towns or city limits. An exemption applies if a person has a Display Operator license from the state fire marshal and a local permit required where the display takes place.

Violations of the order are punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

Cited from KPCW on 7/20/20

County-wide Fire Restrictions In Effect

County-wide fire restrictions are now in effect restricting all open burns, including the use of all fireworks, cutting, grinding and welding. Cigarette smoking is also restricted, unless smoking takes place in an area clear of vegetation. Exceptions will be made for campfires burning in an improved fire pit, which includes any enclosure built in the ground. Fires are also allowed in pits purchased from hardware stores. Strictly prohibited are campfires in manmade rock rings. Please see the County alert.

If you see anyone violating these restrictions, please–for the sake of our beautiful canyon’s safety–speak up! Report it to the Summit County Sheriffs Office (435-615-3600) if the person(s) don’t comply immediately!

County-wide Fire Restrictions Rescinded

Reduction in fire danger indices and improved weather conditions have resulted in reduced wildfire hazard. As a result, all fire restrictions set in place on Thursday, July 6, 2017, within the areas described below are rescinded beginning Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at 0001 hours.

Area Description
All unincorporated private and state lands within the following area: Summit County.

This order does not affect private lands within incorporated towns or city limits.

This order does not affect the shooting restriction in place in the Echo Canyon area.

Brian L. Cottam
Utah State Forester

(Original posting: http://summitcounty.org/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=Rescindment-of-Fire-Restriction-Order-160)

County-wide Fire Restrictions In Effect

County-wide fire restrictions are now in effect prohibiting open fires, smoking, fireworks, welding, non-spark arrested vehicles, and more. Please see the County alert.

If you see anyone violating these restrictions, please–for the sake of our beautiful canyon’s safety–speak up! Report it to the Summit County Sheriffs Office (435-615-3600) if the person(s) don’t comply immediately!

DNR Chipping

It is anticipated that the DNR will chip properly stacked wood piles in BSR the week of June 26. We encourage property owners to have their wood piles properly organized and stacked. (Thanks to all who participated in the Spring Cleanup last Saturday. Photos will be posted soon.)

As a reminder, the chipping crew is also a firefighting crew. The June 26 anticipated chipping date may be postponed depending on firefighting requirements.

Update, July 20: The DNR crews have been busy fighting fires and have been unable to come in and chip, yet. We probably won’t see them until later in the year after the fire season has slowed down.

Update, August 30: The DNR crew coordinator has us on the schedule and is hoping the crew come can before the program is shut down for the year.

BSR Receives 2016 Firewise Community USA Recognition

BSR has again received recognition of our continuing efforts to provide homeowners and surrounding communities with improved wildfire defense. Thank you for your continuing efforts to make BSR safer and more attractive by cleaning up your properties and properly stacking dead-fall for the DNR chipping program.

A large part of our efforts is the Spring Cleanup event. Please see the 2017 Spring Cleanup post for more information on this event and details of stacking. We look forward to seeing everyone at the cleanup!

DNR will be back again this year to assist with chipping and beautification efforts. We will post dates as soon as we know, but we often don’t get notice more than the day of or day before.

2016 DNR Chipping Confirmed — Exact date(s) not yet known

The DNR has confirmed that they will again chip wood piles this year ….. similar to last year.  It is important that the wood piles be properly stacked as shown in the accompanying pictures.  Wood chips will be left on your property.  Stacked wood should be placed close to the main BSR roads, easily accessible by work crews.

Chipping dates will be posted as soon as we are notified. Significant advanced notice may not be possible.  Please clean your properties now in preparation for DNR work.

We appreciate the work and cleanup efforts already evident throughout the BSR area.    Your cleanup efforts earned us a Firewise USA award for 2015 and contribute to a similar recognition for 2016.

Organized & Ready for Chipping
Organized & Ready for Chipping

Note:  Cut side facing the road
Note: Cut side facing the road

 

 

BSR Receives Firewise Community USA Recognition

Firewise Sign
BSR Firewise Sign

2015 Firewise Award
2015 Firewise Award

At the  Association Annual meeting held Monday, May 9th, BSR was given  the Firewise Community/ USA Award.  Ken Ludwig, representing Summit County DNR and the National Firewise Program , presented the award and thanked BSR property owners for their efforts to make our community safer by reducing fire risks through cleanup efforts.

Thank you for your interest and hard work to make our BSR area safer and more attractive by cleaning up your properties and properly stacking deadfall for the DNR chipping program.

DNR will be back again this year to assist with chipping and beautification efforts.