Sanpete County Fire Warden

Sanpete County Fire Warden: Thomas Peterson Phone: 435-835-2117

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County Fire Warden: Thomas Peterson

Phone: 435-835-2117 or 435-668-2068 cell E-mail: thomaspeterson@utah.gov

Utah Fire Info & Restrictions

Debris/Agriculture Burning

Careless debris and agricultural burning is a major cause of wildfires every year in Utah. Most people never intend to start a wildfire, but unsafe burning practices can produce disastrous results. Anyone wishing to open burn between June 1st and October 31st must first obtain a permit from the Fire Warden.

Open Burning Procedures

  • PERMIT- Get a Permit from the Fire Warden.
  • NOTIFY- Notify the Sheriff’s dispatch (835-2345) so they can inform callers.
  • PREARE- Be prepared to douse the flames with a shovel or water.
  • OUT COLD- Stay near the burn until the coals are cold. (English/Espanol Brochure)

Building Safe Campfires

  • Clear campfire site down to bare soil.
  • Circle pit with rocks.
  • Build away from overhanging branches, steep slopes, dry grass, & leaves.
  • Keep a bucket of water and a shovel nearby.
  • Never leave a campfire unattended.
  • When putting out a campfire, drown the fire, stir it, and drown it again.
  • Always have adult supervision.
  • Be careful with gas lanterns, barbeque grills, gas stoves, and anything that can be a source of ignition for a wildfire. (English/Espanol Brochure)