Fire Restrictions

Effective immediately, Weber County has put Stage 1 fire restrictions in place. On Sunday, June 20, Utah officials made the announcement that the Stage 1 restrictions would begin at 12:01 am on July 1. Per Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, those who violate the fire restrictions may be punished by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Local law enforcement officers will be enforcing the fire restrictions.

Here is a link to the Utah Fire Restrictions page:

In summary, the restrictions are as follows for Stage 1:
  • No open fires of any kind except within established public facilities in improved campgrounds, picnic areas, – OR- in permanently constructed fire pits at private homes where running water is present.
  • No smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, trailer or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area that is paved or free from dry vegetation.
  • No fireworks, tracer ammunition or any other pyrotechnic devices including exploding targets.
  • No cutting, welding or grinding metal in areas of dry vegetation.
  • No operating a motorcycle, chainsaw, ATV, or other small internal combustion engine without an approved and working spark arrestor.

What this means for Causey to keep our community safe:
  • ONLY Causey approved fire pits may be used. If your pit did not pass inspection in June, please do not use your fire pit until it has been reinspected. If you have questions, please contact Larry Sanders, since he is the board member who manages fire safety and abatement. His number is 801-540-3234.
  • If you are using your approved pit, you must have a fully functioning water source within immediate proximity to the fire pit.
  • Remember, now and always, absolutely NO FIREWORKS of any kind are ever permitted anywhere within Causey.
  • The shooting area will remain open, but please remember – no exploding targets, no steel rounds, etc. Also, please remember to police your brass and to take trash with you, including remnants from targets, etc.
  • When weed eating or mowing, if using a metal blade, please be very cognizant of the potential for sparks that could ignite a fire.

Larry emphasized that, “even though there are areas within Causey that still appear to be green and thriving, it is a tinder box ready to explode.” As of June 26, 2024, Utah has had 336 wildfires that burned 4,884 acres, with more than 77% of them caused by humans. It’s been a busy start to the season, and the 2024 season is expected to peak in August and early September, when the heat will further dry out fuels and make them more likely to spread flames.