Fire restrictions are completely lifted in region |

Fire restrictions are completely lifted in region

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – Mesa, Garfield and Eagle counties and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management have lifted all fire restrictions for BLM and private lands in the Colorado River Basin of western Colorado, effective today.

The White River National Forest lifted its restrictions two weeks ago.

Recent rains have increased humidity and vegetation moisture, which prompted the lifting of fire restrictions.

Fire officials encourage people to still be safe and responsible with campfires, smoking and use of motorized vehicles and equipment to prevent human-caused fire while enjoying the outdoors.

BLM Grand Junction Field Manager Catherine Robertson encourages everyone to use a fire pan or designated fire ring whenever possible.

“If you must build a fire outside without a fire pan, clear to mineral soil,” said Robertson.

The lifting of fire restrictions doesn’t relieve visitors from their obligation to use fire and spark-producing devices responsibly. Serious legal liability still holds for damages from human-caused wildfire.

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