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pursuant to Utah State Law, Section 65A-8-212, the following acts are prohibited in the areas described below until rescinded by the Utah State Forester: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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PRESS RELEASE: Kanarraville Falls hiking trail closure

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Maintenance of Kanarraville water system closes portion of Spring Creek Canyon WSA

KANARRAVILLE, Utah – Maintenance to the town of Kanarraville’s water system will close the hiking trail to Kanarraville Falls through the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Spring Creek Canyon Wilderness Study Area (WSA) to ensure public safety from April 3-6. The town of Kanarraville maintains a right-of-way for the pipeline that supplies drinking water to the community.

Erosion from weather and from hikers exposed the pipeline along the trail and ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Hiker Rescue – Thunderbird Gardens

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For Immediate Release:
Date: 02-23-17
RE: Hiker Rescue

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On 02/22/17 at approximately 5:20pm deputies from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an injured hiker who was stuck on a cliff above the Thunderbird Gardens Trail near Cedar City. Deputies arrived on scene and located a friend of the hiker at the base of ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Hicks Creek Fire

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For Immediate Release
10/22/2016
Contact: Fire Information Line: 435-680-2405

Active Fire Behavior Yesterday on Hicks Creek Fire

Cedar City, UT –Yesterday, fire managers originally planned to ignite the southeast corner using a helicopter, but high winds resulted in a cancellation of the firing operation. As the afternoon progressed, fire activity continued to increase resulting in a thick column of smoke which was then carried north toward Cedar City and beyond. On the fire line, crews who had thinned and prepared a ...

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Message From the Sheriff – Volunteers

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Sheriff-Mark-Gower I would like to take this time to recognize and explain to the citizens of Iron County how valuable volunteers are to the Iron County Sheriff’s Office as we carry out our day to day operations. The Iron County Sheriff’s Office has many responsibilities when it comes to providing high quality public safety to the citizens and visitors of Iron County. ...

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Phone Scam Information

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phone-scam On 9-21-16, A residences within Iron County received a phone message from an individual claiming to be a Federal agent. The caller advised the victim that they were receiving a second notice to avoid an initial appearance before a magistrate judge or a grand jury for a federal criminal offense. The ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Vehicle Pursuit

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For Immediate Release:
Date: 09-19-16
RE: Vehicle Pursuit

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On 09-19-16 at approximately 1505 hours (3:05 PM), Cedar Communications received a report of a reckless driver. Several callers stated a vehicle (White 2006 Pontic Grand am) was passing vehicles in the emergency lane and driving recklessly southbound on I15 near milepost 75. Iron County Sheriff’s Deputy Doug Twitchell located the vehicle and observed it at milepost 62 traveling at nearly 100 ...

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