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Posted on: October 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] County to Enter Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

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UPDATE: Gunnison and Uncompahgre National Forests to enter into Stage I Fire Restrictions beginning Friday, October 23 at 12:01 a.m. For more information, visit the GMUG Fire Information Facebook page.

Unincorporated San Miguel County, by order of the Sheriff, will enter Stage 1 fire restrictions effective at 12:00 PM, today, October 20, 2020. Restrictions are set to expire on Saturday, October 24 at 5:00 PM but may be extended.

Stage 1 restrictions are put into place when there is an increasing fire danger based on a number of metrics and procedures. Stage 1 includes relatively minor restrictions aimed at preventing wildfires from human activities that are known to be high risk, specifically smoking and campfires. 

*No open fires, no controlled burns, no exceptions or exemptions, even on private property. 

*Campfires are only permitted at established campgrounds in established fire grates and must be attended at all times and properly extinguished. 

*For any federal land fire restrictions, please consult BLM and USFS and know before you go. 

*Please be safe and help keep our county and our state safe from wildfires.

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