Eagle County officials: Fire risk growing | VailDaily.com

Eagle County officials: Fire risk growing

Steve Lynn
Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” People should be careful when doing controlled burns with recent warm, dry weather and winds, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking that people burn only between 8 a.m. and noon to help prevent wildfires and that they have enough water to put out the fire if necessary.

All controlled burns require permission from a local fire district and from Eagle County, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Fire restrictions are not in place, the Sheriff’s Office said, but the National Weather Service has issued “red flag” warnings recently for western Colorado due to dry weather, low humidity and strong winds. A red flag warning means brush in ditches and fields is “critically” dry and will burn quickly if ignited.

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