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Dammeron Valley Fire SSD recommends preparing for upcoming wildfire season

Temperate spring weather will soon give way to higher temperatures as summer approaches. Higher temperatures significantly reduce the moisture content of vegetation and elevate the risk of fire. Burn season is coming to an end, and soon after we anticipate the implementation of restrictions on the use of equipment (chain saws, welding equipment, etc.) and campfires.

May is National Wildfire Preparedness Month, and now is a good time to complete fuels reduction projects and assess your property for the risk of fire. For the third consecutive year, Dammeron Valley Fire & Rescue (DVFR) offers free property risk assessments within Dammeron Valley. Visit DVFR's wildfire preparation page to learn more about wildfire preparedness, report your fuel mitigation hours, and request your property assessment.

Earlier this month, DVFR completed the final day of a two-year community-wide fuels reduction chipping program within Dammeron Valley. The program was funded by a FEMA Fire Prevention & Safety grant and removed an estimated eight tons of vegetation (fuel). The District and DVFR urge all residents to remove dry, dead, and overgrown vegetation to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires within our community.

Information regarding wildfire risks specific to our area, including helpful tools and resources, can be accessed on the Utah Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal provided by the Utah Department of Natural Resources.

We also recommend subscribing to the Dammeron Valley Fire SSD and Dammeron Valley Fire & Rescue websites to ensure you're informed on wildfire mitigation efforts and important wildfire updates.

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