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June 23, 2017 10:47 AM

Fire Danger in Gunnison County is High

The warm, dry and windy weather of the past several weeks has significantly 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 campfires within existing fire rings or rock structures.
• YOUR campfire is YOUR responsibility.
• Fireworks are not allowed on any federal lands.

For current Fire Restriction information for Gunnison County and helpful websites, visit the Gunnison County Emergency Management "Be Fire Wise" page.

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