Executive Document

Governor's Executive Order Declaring a State of Emergency Because of Fire Danger.

Issued: September 28, 2000


WHEREAS, the danger from wildland fires is extremely high throughout the State of Utah; and

WHEREAS, numerous wildland fires are burning and continue to burn in various areas statewide and present a serious threat to public safety, property, natural resources and the environment; and

WHEREAS, some of the areas are extremely remote and inaccessible and the situation has the potential to greatly worsen if left unattended; and

WHEREAS, immediate action is required to suppress the fires to protect public safety, property, natural resources and the environment; and

WHEREAS, these conditions do create a disaster emergency within the intent of the Disaster Response and Recovery Act of 1981; and

NOW THEREFORE, I, Michael O. Leavitt, Governor of the State of Utah, by virtue of the power vested in me by the constitution and the laws of the State of Utah;

DO HEREBY ORDER THAT: It is found, determined and declared that a "State of Emergency" exists statewide due to the threat to public safety, property, natural resources and the environment for thirty days, effective as of September 28, 2000, requiring aid, assistance and relief available pursuant to the provisions of state statutes, and the State Emergency Operations Plan, which is hereby activated.

IN TESTIMONY, WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Utah this 28th day of September, 2000.

(State Seal)

Michael O. Leavitt


Olene S. Walker
Lt. Governor


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