Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Lift Friday

MESA COUNTY, Colo - The Mesa County Sheriff, and Bureau of Land Management in coordination with the Mesa County Fire Chief’s Association are lifting the Stage 1 Fire Restrictions effective at 12:01 am Friday, August 4th, 2017.

Recent rains have helped ease the fire danger caused by this year’s extreme hot and dry summer. The National Weather Service is also forecasting cooler temperatures and more rain, moisture that will continue to help conditions improve.

Despite this encouraging news, wildfires this summer are still a possibly in Mesa County. The public is asked to remain cautious with activities that could ignite a wildfire. People should continue to be vigilant and use caution when burning or using fire outdoors, especially in heavily forested and grassy areas.

Conditions will continue to be monitored and restrictions will be adjusted accordingly if conditions change.

In addition, many surrounding counties are also changing or lifting their current fire bans. If you are visiting another county, please contact them directly to know their fire restrictions before building a campfire or grilling outdoors. Also, visit the State Office of Emergency Management to see a statewide map on fire bans at:

A reminder, fireworks are never permitted on federal land. Wood fires are never permitted anywhere on the Colorado National Monument.