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Fire restrictions in Mesa County to be lifted Wednesday, July 31

Stage 1 fire restrictions will be lifted effective Wednesday, July 31, for private lands within Mesa and Garfield counties as well as Bureau of Land Management lands managed by the Colorado River Valley Field Office and the BLM Grand Junction Field Office.

Fire managers base decisions about fire restrictions on specific moisture measurements in vegetation and other risk factors. Recent moisture in much of northwestern Colorado has significantly lowered the fire danger, but land managers still urge the public to remain vigilant with fire.

“Lower fire danger does not mean no fire danger,” said Steve Bennett, field manager for the BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office.



Fireworks are always prohibited on BLM, National Forest and National Park Service lands.

For more information about fire restrictions in these areas, log on to http://gacc.nifc.gov/rmcc/dispatch_centers/r2gjc/ or call the Colorado River Valley Field Office at -970-876-9000. Additional information for fire restrictions throughout the state is available at: http://www.coemergency.com/p/fire-bans-danger.html.


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