June 1 was the official date for the fire season to be closed. Justin Needles, Carbon County Sheriff’s office deputy, informed the Carbon County Commissioners and attendees of Wednesday’s commission meeting that he had received an e-mail from the State Forestry Office informing him of this information.
Anyone wishing to burn at this point will need to contact the local district fire warden to obtain a burn permit. These regulations are in place due to the warm weather enhancing the fire safety risk. It is important to be sure fire is within a fire range and approved camp sites are used. The commissioners, along with the sheriff’s office and the forestry office, wished to go forward and make community members aware that these regulations are now in place.
The fire warden for Carbon County is Jeremy Jorgenson. Anyone needing more information or hoping to obtain a burn permit is encouraged to contact Carbon County Dispatch at (435) 637-0890 and ask to be directed to Jorgenson.
“This is important since we all live in the desert and it’s a dry time,” stated Commissioner Jae Potter.