“We are in the season where fires can happen. So, charcoal, campfires. Anything like that can’t be left unattended. If it’s legal to burn, make sure you’re also there. Don’t leave it unattended,” McFarland said.
When using any fire source, McFarland said to make sure you’re prepared to suppress a fire if it gets out of hand.
Because Utah’s landscape is desert, McFarland said a wildfire can happen anywhere – not just on the outskirts of a community.
“Salt Lake Valley has plenty of river bottoms areas, the Jordan River bottom, Dimple Dell Park, and all sorts of lots and abandon areas people don’t realize are fire dangers,” McFarland said.
McFarland reminds the public when using fire to be safe and smart.