Local Fire Managers Remind Residents to Stay Fire Safe this Weekend

fire season smallThe Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit is alerting the public to increasing fire danger in areas of Northwest Colorado. No fire restrictions will be in effect for the Fourth of July weekend in Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt, Jackson and Grand counties, but the public is urged to be cautious with all outdoor fires. The vegetation is continuing to dry out and becoming more receptive to fire.  The Unit offers a few fire safety tips. Campfires should be built in existing rings, kept small, and never left unattended.  Coals should be cool to the touch before leaving.  Leaving a fire unattended is a finable offense.  Always check weather conditions prior to igniting any fire and have a shovel and water on hand to douse and smother fires.  Avoid parking in tall grass as hot tail pipes are another ignition source.  And remember that fireworks are illegal on all federally managed lands.  You can check on fire restriction information throughout the state, by clicking here.

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