Southern Utah Memorial day fire safety

St. George UT Campfire Safety Tips Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is fast approaching and national forest managers are urging the public to use extreme caution with campfires and any recreational activity that could potentially cause a wildfire in and around St. George UT.

As spring moves into summer, visitation to many local and National Forests and Parks like Dixie National Forest and Kaibab National Forest is expected to increase. The Memorial Day weekend has historically marked the beginning of that transition, with campers and other visitors looking to enjoy the unique recreational opportunities that these forests have to offer outdoor enthusiasts.

Fire managers are asking visitors that even though no fire restrictions are in place, fuel moisture levels can rapidly change in a very short timeframe, so there is always a need to be responsible with campfires.

Fire crews are ready to respond to any fires and will be patrolling the forest to inform visitors about weather and potential fire conditions.

Here are some fire safety tips to help ensure a safe visit to National Forests in Southern Utah:

  • Have a shovel and plenty of water on hand to put it out.
  • Have more water than you think you will need.
  • Never leave a campfire unattended.
  • Use existing campfire rings to minimize impact to the surrounding soil.
  • Be responsible with cigarettes and charcoal grills, and only dispose of resulting materials in an ashtray or ashcan.
  • Always supervise children around a campfire.
  • Contact 911 or your local fire department or the park service if you notice an unattended or out-of-control fire.
  • Take care when using and fueling lanterns, stoves, and heaters.
  • If you don’t need a fire, don’t build one.

Wildfire Evacuation Tips:

  • If advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
  • Know your evacuation route ahead of time and prepare an evacuation checklist and emergency supplies.
  • Wear protective clothing and footwear to protect yourself from flying sparks and ashes.

These Memorial Day Weekend fire safety tips are brought to you by: Erika Rogers – your real estate leader in St. George, UT and surrounding communities. She specializes in new construction, golf course communities, gated communities, 55+ adult communities, St. George luxury real estate, and foreclosures in all Southern Utah communities.


Also posted at:

Share This