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Fire restrictions end Wednesday in Garfield County

Stage 1 fire restrictions will be lifted as of Wednesday for private lands in Garfield County and Bureau of Land Management lands managed by the Colorado River Valley Field Office, according to BLM spokesman David Boyd.

The BLM Grand Junction Field Office and Mesa County are also lifting fire restrictions effective Wednesday.

In addition to private lands in Garfield and Mesa counties, all BLM lands in Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin and Routt counties will be out of fire restrictions on Wednesday. Fire conditions vary by elevation and area, and the White River National Forest, Eagle County and Pitkin County did not enact stage 1 fire restrictions this year. Routt County lifted its restrictions last week.



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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