BLM lifts fire restrictions for Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction |

BLM lifts fire restrictions for Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” The Bureau of Land Management announced Friday that it has lifted fire restrictions for the Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction field offices. Those restrictions had covered BLM-managed lands in Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin, and southern Routt counties.

Karl Mendonca, acting Glenwood Springs BLM field manager, said the fire danger has decreased enough to lift restrictions. However, that doesn’t mean that there is no fire danger, he said.

“We are reminding people to continue to be safe with fire,” Mendonca said.

The BLM said fire bans remain in place for non-federal lands in some counties. They encouraged local residents to check in with local counties to see whether fire restrictions in those areas remain in place.

The agency instituted the fire restrictions in late June because of increased fire danger at low elevations. However, the White River National Forest did not implement fire restrictions.

“We truly appreciate the support and cooperation from the public while these restrictions were in place,” Mendonca said.

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