Fire restrictions will cease November 1 for Green River District BLM Vernal and Price Field Offices

VERNAL, UTAH — On Sunday, November 1 at 12:01 a.m., the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Green River District (GRD) will rescind the fire ban put in place on July 23 on BLM managed lands located within Uintah, Duchesne, Daggett, Emery and Carbon Counties.

“Northeastern Utah has experienced a very dry spring and early summer,” said Chris Deets, Green River District Fire Management Officer. “Thick unburnt fuel combined with this year’s vegetation drying faster than normal has significantly increased the risk of wildfires.”

With fire restrictions being lifted across the GRD, the potential for wildfire remains. Earlier this fire season, fire managers issued prevention orders outlining fire restrictions on BLM lands located in Uintah, Duchesne, Dagett, Emery and Carbon Counties. On Sunday, Nov. 1, those fire restriction orders will be rescinded.

As specific restrictions may vary, visitors should always check with local authorities to verify what fire restrictions remain in place.

For more information on current statewide fire restrictions, visit utahfireinfo.gov or on Twitter @UtahWildfire.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

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Green River District

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