White River National Forest and BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office lift Fire Restrictions

OCTOBER 9, 2018 

White River National Forest and BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office lift Fire Restrictions

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – The White River National Forest and BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office will transition out of all current fire restrictions effective immediately today, Oct. 9, 2018. 

Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire managers (UCR) base their decisions about fire restrictions on specific moisture measurements in vegetation and other risk factors such as predicted weather and the amount of current fire activity. The best available science, recent measurements, and predictive models have shown a marked improvement in conditions leading to a significant decrease in wildfire risk.

Although fire restrictions have been lifted, fire managers would like to remind visitors to continue to be attentive of their actions and surroundings, especially in areas with dry vegetation or dead trees. Practice smart wildfire prevention behavior by observing the following campfire safety rules:

•           Never leave a campfire unattended.

•           Only use established campfire rings.

•           Pick safe and proper campfire sites.

•           Ensure that camp fires are completely out and cool to the touch by using the “drown, stir, and feel” method.

For more information about fire restrictions in these areas visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/whiteriver/alerts-notices or https://gacc.nifc.gov/rmcc/dispatch_centers/r2gjc/ 

 

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