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Pitkin County, Colorado- September 21, 2018 -After a recent period of hot and dry weather conditions, Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DISalvo will reinstate Stage 1 fire restrictions for Pitkin County effective Friday, September 21, 2018,@ 12:00 p.m. The decision was made collaboratively with Pitkin County fire chiefs and federal land management officials from the U.S. Forest Service - White River National Forest and Bureau of Land Management.
Announcing the return to Stage 1 fire restrictions in Pitkin County, Sheriff Joe DiSalvo said "After a series of meetings focused on the analysis of data obtained from current weather conditions, future weather forecasts and the state of current fuels in Pitkin County, I have made the decision to place all lands in Pitkin County back into Stage 1 restrictions. The current forecast is for dry and hot conditions to continue and I, along with my colleagues in the fire service feel that the safest way to prevent a human-caused fire start is to go back into fire restrictions."
The health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Pitkin County require that the use of open fires, equipment, and explosives be regulated in order to prevent wildfires under existing conditions.
The following open fire restrictions shall apply on all private and state lands in Pitkin County. The fire restrictions shall apply to the following persons and activities:
The restrictions stated above exclude the following:
The temporary stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect until further notice.
If you have any questions please contact your local fire district, District Ranger or the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office at:
Aspen Fire Protection District - 970-925-5532
Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District - 970-704-0675 Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District- 970-963-2491 Snowmass/Wildcat Fire Protection District- 970-923-2212 Pitkin County Sheriff's Office - 970-920-5300
White River National Forest - 970-963-2255