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Utah is one of the most wildfire prone states in the U.S. There are 800 to 1,000 wildfires in Utah annually. In 2018, there were 1,327 wildfires in Utah with estimated damages of $13.4 million. Of those wildfires, 688 were human caused either accidental or incendiary and the remainder were naturally occurring. The Washington City Fire Department would like to share a few tips on brush fire prevention with the wildland season quickly approaching.

  • Before lighting stubble or burning debris, notify the local fire department.
  • Have a plan for if your fire gets out of control. Put in any needed fuel breaks beforehand.
  • Secure trailer chains to make sure they don’t drag and spark a fire.
  • Don’t park a hot car or recreational vehicle in dry grass.
  • For more information on prevention and safety visit

Fireworks are a lot of fun, but they also carry a lot of risk. Find out how to let your sparks fly in a legal and safe manner on our website:

–Fire Department

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