Eagle County issues red flag warning for Tuesday due to temps, high winds
A red flag fire warning has been issued for Oct. 1 from noon to 7 p.m. in areas of Eagle County at elevations below 9,000 feet.
Red flag warnings are issued when a combination of fuel moisture, temperature, wind and other conditions combine to create an increased threat of wildfire.
With the red flag warning comes imposition of Stage 1 fire restrictions for all areas of unincorporated Eagle County. That doesn’t include federal lands.
Under those restrictions, the following are banned:
- All personal use of fireworks
- Any fire not in a permanent fire pit, ring or grate on public or private land
- No explosive targets or incendiary (tracer) ammunition. Both are always banned on federal land.
For more information, go to ecemergency.org.
Eagle County Schools added six mental health counselors and the district will add two more school resource officers, according to the school district’s 2019-2020 budget book. The district also aised starting pay and gave staffers a 2.3% cost-of-living raise.