Wave Editorial 07/04/18
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Wave’s editorial position:

Extreme Fire Danger

The Issue:

Wasatch County is a tinderbox with the lack of moisture

We Suggest:

Do your part and don’t risk setting a fire

The entire state of Utah is experiencing extreme drought conditions this summer.

Heber Valley is expected to reach temperatures of high 90s once again this week. We reached near record breaking temperatures very early in the fire season.

A severe lack of precipitation has created a recipe for disaster when coupled with the hot, dry weather we have now. This is evident by the number of wildfires that are currently burning in the State of Utah.

With the weather nearing triple digits this weekend, and no end to the dry heat in sight, Wasatch County, Heber City and Midway City have all tightened the rules concerning open fires and fireworks during the month of July

Wasatch County’s fire marshals are taking a pre-emptive approach to limiting the Valley’s threat of wildfire by issuing some extensive restrictions.

Open fires are not permitted, except in approved camp facilities.

No aerial fireworks are permitted in any unincorporated areas of Wasatch County. Heber City and Midway City have imposed their own restrictions in certain areas.

Be sure and contact Heber City at 654-0757 or Midway City at 654-3223 with any questions concerning restrictions for the area you live in.

Please people...do not jeopardize our hills, or worse, any lives or structures by thinking you are above the law. Do not disregard the extreme threat of fire danger.

Remember what Smokey the Bear® taught us.... “Only YOU can prevent forest fires.”
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