Fire ban lifted in Eagle County |

Fire ban lifted in Eagle County

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado

A fire ban that was put in place July 18 will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. Friday.

With the recent moisture and cooler temperatures, the fire danger has lowered significantly, the Eagle County Sheriff’s office said.

Although the fire restrictions have been removed, officials would like to urge extreme caution to those who wish to conduct open burning. To ensure that you are not the cause of an escaped fire, use the following tips: Douse campfires with water, stir and douse again. The fire area should be cold to the touch before it is abandoned. Large fires should be allowed to burn down when high winds are present. Use common sense when igniting a fire. Use a fire pit or fire ring to contain your burn.

Colorado Air Pollution Control laws are regulated by the Colorado Department of Health. These laws prohibit open burning in certain situations unless a permit has been obtained from the appropriate pollution control authority. For assistance in obtaining open burning permits, call the Eagle County Wildfire Mitigation Specialist at (970) 328-8742.

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