Tres Rios Field Office Shifts to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

DOLORES, Colo. – Stage 2 Fire Restrictions on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tres Rios Field Office will shift to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on Friday, July 13, 2018. This change is in response to scattered moisture received throughout the area.

“Recent weather data indicates that the lower elevations have received measurable rainfall,” said Brandon Lewis, Fire Management Officer for the Southwest Colorado Fire and Aviation Management Unit. “Our fire danger indices are beginning to reflect the recent moisture; however, we continue to meet the criteria for fire restrictions in our lower elevations. While the vegetation appears to be recovering from extremely dry conditions, I urge public land users to remain careful to prevent fire starts.”

Under Stage 1 Fire Restriction the following stipulations will be in effect on BLM-managed lands.    

Prohibited Actions:

  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire except within a permanent constructed fire grate in a developed campground or recreation site, or an improved site.
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area of at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
  • Using exploding targets.

In addition, the following actions are always prohibited on BLM-administered public lands:

  • Using fireworks, tracer ammunition or other incendiary devices.
  • Leaving a fire unattended or unextinguished.

Visit https://www.blm.gov/programs/public-safety-and-fire/fire-and-aviation/regional-information/coloradofor maps and updates to local fire restrictions. The BLM continuously monitors the conditions throughout the area and will modify the restrictions as needed.

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