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Fire Restriction Order 2017

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Due to current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with the extremely dry conditions in Washington, Iron, Kane, Garfield and Beaver Counties the State Forester, in consultation with the county commissions, has determined that measures must be taken to prevent the ignition of forest and rangeland fires. Therefore, pursuant to Utah State Law, Section 65A-8-212, the following acts are prohibited in the areas described below until rescinded by the Utah State Forester:

  1. Setting, building, maintaining, attending or using open fires of any ...
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Fire Restrictions Implemented in Southwest Utah, Northwest Arizona

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Due to current wildfire activity, dry conditions, and high fire danger in southwest Utah and northwest Arizona, Color Country Interagency Fire Managers are implementing fire restrictions beginning Friday, June 24 at 00:01 a.m. The following describes the restrictions to be implemented by each fire management agency in Color Country.

Restricted Lands in Washington, Iron, Beaver, and portions of Mojave Counties: This includes all of Washington County, and lands west of Interstate 15 in Iron and Beaver Counties only.

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PRESS RELEASE: Daniel Michael Brown

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On 05-22-16 at approximately 1800 hours, Deputies from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a dead body east of mile post 31 on SR130 (Minersville Highway). A ranch hand for local rancher was in the area and had located a body under a tree. The ranch hand then notified his employer who then notified Law Enforcement.

Deputies responded to the area and found a deceased male. Items found ...

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UPDATE: Search and Rescue – Kane Springs

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Press Release
For Immediate Release:
Date: 03-30-16
RE: Search and Rescue - Kane Springs - Update

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On 03-29-16 at approximately 1020 hours, Deputies from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a family which was stuck near the Kane Springs area northwest of Parowan, Utah and southeast of Minersville, Utah. From the 911 cell phone call a GPS location was obtained. The female caller advised they had become stuck on the mountain road they were traveling on 03-28-16. ...

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