Fire situation locally not bad yet

With fires burning at Promontory, which is looking at containment, and the still-growing massive Brian Head fire in southern Utah, Governor Gary Herbert was asked during a monthly news conference on Thursday about rumors that they are considering a statewide fireworks ban, in addition to other restrictions.

The governor noted that some counties have put in minimal restrictions with perhaps more coming as conditions keep trending towards hot, dry weather.   But there is no serious discussion about a statewide ban at this point. 

On KVNU’s For the People program on Thursday, Cache County Fire Marshal Jason Winn said things are better here than in other places.

“Right now, in Cache County, we’re looking pretty good. We’re usually three to four weeks behind Southern Utah and the Wasatch Front as far as drying out.  Right now it is drying out with the warmer temperatures we’re having now with the little rain that we’ve had, but we’re still fairly green,” he said. 

But Winn said they are keeping an eye on things as vegetation and nearby mountains start to ‘brown’.  Winn said typically the state forester will begin issuing restrictions for unincorporated areas of the county by the July 24<sup>th</sup> holiday during hot, dry summers.

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