Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Garfield County

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—At one minute past midnight, Stage 1 fire restrictions went into effect in unincorporated Garfield County. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with fire officials throughout the valley decided the fire danger is worsening¬† by the day. 15 red flag warnings have been issued to date by the National Weather Service which is more than the region typically sees in an entire year. Stage 1 restrictions are implemented based on extremely dry vegetation, weather forecasts, human risk factors and the availability of firefighting resources. Under Stage 1, all burn permits are canceled until further notice.¬† Fireworks are outlawed and campfires are only allowed in fire grates in developed areas.

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