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April 5, 2018 1:26 PM

Fire Danger in Gunnison County

Moderate Fire Danger in Gunnison County

The warm, dry and windy weather has increased the fire danger in Gunnison County. There are currently NO fire restrictions in place; however, residents and visitors are advised to exercise extreme caution with campfires, charcoal grills and agricultural burning.

Outdoor enthusiasts:
• Clear flammable material away from campfires.
• Before lighting a fire, check current fire restriction information.
• Put out your campfire with water before you leave and make sure the ashes are cool to the touch. NEVER leave campfires unattended for any reason. Contain fires within rings, stoves, grills or fireplaces provided for that purpose.
• YOUR campfire is YOUR responsibility.
• Fireworks and other explosives are not allowed on any federal lands, including campgrounds and recreations areas.

State, federal and local agencies are monitoring the weather and fire conditions closely and regularly. If enacted, fire restrictions and bans will be strictly enforced.

For current Gunnison County fire restriction information, helpful websites and information, visit Gunnison County Emergency Management’s "Wildfire Info" website at http://www.gunnisoncounty.org/fire. Current Fire Restriction information for Gunnison County is also available via recorded message at 970-642-4690.

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