Officials lift the WRNF fire ban |

Officials lift the WRNF fire ban

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. Thanks to recent precipitation and the cooler nights, fire restrictions on the White River National Forest were lifted Wednesday. “We monitor fire danger daily, and we believe it is safe to lift fire restrictions,” said fire management officer Bill Hahnenberg with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit in Grand Junction.Officials warned that fire restrictions could return if hot, dry weather occurs.Fire officials placed fire restrictions on the White River National Forest on June 30.Visitors are reminded to continue to exercise extreme caution with fire when camping. Never leave a campfire unattended, and always make sure campfires are completely out. Even though fire restrictions have been lifted, fireworks are still not allowed on federal public land.

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