Mesa County fire ban, among others, goes into effect at midnight

Mesa County and Bureau of Land Management officials announced today that countywide fire restrictions will go into effect tonight at midnight.

In announcing the news, officials said all the area fire departments support the decision.

The restrictions allow fires in government-designated fire pits only, but restrict any open flames and fires in non-approved fire pits.

Private fireworks use is prohibited, but planned public fireworks shows with proper permitting are still allowed.

Similar restrictions for private lands in Garfield County and on BLM lands managed by the Colorado River Valley Field Office also go into effect at midnight, it was similarly announced today.

Lands within the White River National Forest are not under fire restrictions at this time, nor are Eagle and Pitkin counties for private lands.

Read the full story in the Thursday edition of the Daily Sentinel.



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