Fire ban lifted after rains |

Fire ban lifted after rains

EAGLE COUNTY ” The ban on open burning on non-federal lands in Eagle County will be lifted Friday at noon by the county sheriff and area fire chiefs, the sheriff’s office announced.

The ban was instituted July 19 due to the heightened risk of fire because of dry, hot weather. That risk has dropped because of recent rain fall.

Officials are still urging people who to be careful when starting fires. There is still a chance of wildfire, especially if temperatures climb to the mid-80s.

The sheriff and fire officials recommend fires be doused with water, stirred and doused again. Fires should be set in a ring or a pit to contain flames.

Staff Writer J.K. Perry can be reached at 949-0555 ext. 450 or

Vail, Colorado

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