Southern Ute Reservation rescinds stage 1 fire restrictions


Due to recent rain and high relative humidity, Stage I fire restrictions have been rescinded for all trust lands throughout the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Although the threat of fast developing wildland fire has diminished, people are still asked to be very cautious and use common sense when encountering or using fire.

Lightning is forecast to continue throughout the area and residents are encouraged to follow appropriate lightning safety protocol.

Southern Ute Agency Fire Management personnel have responded to 24 wildland fires on the reservation to date.  The largest fire has been 1.0 acre as the rain and humidity have aided in keeping the fires small so far this season.

If you have any further questions, please contact Southern Ute Agency Fire Management at (970) 563-4571.

The Restrictions will be rescinded effective at 0:01 AM, July 16, 2014.

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