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Media Release – 10.22.19 - Fire Restrictions to be lifted in Eagle County

Eagle County - Fire managers and officials with state and local agencies have partnered and agreed to officially lift all fire restrictions in Eagle County beginning Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. 

Recent fire restrictions had prohibited campfires, smoking in certain areas, cutting, welding, and/or grinding near dry vegetation, operating certain types of vehicles without spark arrestors and the use of steel core or jacketed ammunition. Please keep in mind that the use of exploding targets, tracer rounds, steel core ammunition or fireworks remains prohibited on all federal lands at all times. 

Eagle County fire officials agree that with the recent moisture, increased humidity and cooler overnight temperatures have helped to reduce the current fire danger. Officials still recommend using precautions as conditions remain dry and diligence is always needed in ensuring campfires are completely out, and watched closely when in use.

Going into the weekend and with hunting season upon us, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage everyone to have fun while recreating outdoors, keep safety in mind and to encourage residents and visitors to take personal responsibility and prepare before a wildland fire occurs.

View more information about fire restriction in Eagle County at www.ecemergency.org

View fire information across the state of Colorado http://www.coemergency.com/p/fire-bans-danger.html

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