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Stage 1 fire restrictions to be lifted Friday for unincorporated Eagle County

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Weather and fuel moisture conditions have reached the levels necessary to rescind the current fire restrictions in unincorporated Eagle County. Sheriff James Van Beek has issued an order to lift the Stage 1 fire restrictions for all areas of unincorporated Eagle County as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4.

Recent rainfall has reduced the danger of wildfire; however, people are encouraged to be vigilant, as the danger of fire is always present. Many people will continue to travel to the mountains and parks through the remainder of the season, and residents should be reminded to use caution when starting and extinguishing campfires, disposing of lighted cigarettes and other activities that involve the use of fire or sparks.

Warm and windy days can quickly lower the fuel moisture content of trees and grasses, making them susceptible to ignition. Eagle County will continue to closely monitor the fire danger and make appropriate adjustments to reduce the risk of fires, if necessary.