Careful with Eagle Co fires |

Careful with Eagle Co fires

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” Open burning has not yet been banned on county land but authorities are asking resident to be cautious with fires with warm, dry weather forecast for the area.

Here are tips form Eagle County from keeping fires from burning out of control:

– Douse campfires with water, stir and douse again. The fire area should be cold to the touch before it is abandoned.

– Use common sense when igniting a fire. Use a fire pit or fire ring to contain your burn.

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– All fires should be attended at all times.

Colorado Air Pollution Control laws are regulated by the Colorado Department of Health. These laws prohibit open burning in most situations other than campfires unless a permit has been obtained from the appropriate agency. For assistance in obtaining an open burning permit, contact the Eagle County Wildfire Mitigation Specialist at (970)328-8742.

Authorities also want to urge caution with the use of fireworks. Fireworks should only be used in areas free of combustible materials and should be used with proper adult supervision. As a rule of thumb, all personal-use fireworks that leave the ground or explode are illegal in Colorado.

For more information contact:

– Eagle River Fire Protection District: (970)748-9665

– Greater Eagle Fire Protection District: (970)328-7244

– Gypsum Fire Protection District: (970) 524-7101

– Vail Fire and Emergency Services: (970)479-2250

– Eagle County Sheriff’s Office: (970) 328-8500

– Bureau of Land Management, Glenwood Springs: (970)947-2800

– U.S. Forest Service, Eagle: (970)328-6388

– U.S. Forest Service,, Minturn: (970) 827-5715

Open burning has been banned on all Bureau of Land Management property in Eagle County.

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