Southern Ute Reservation Rescinds Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Southern Ute Indian Reservation recently rescinded Stage I Restrictions, but urge community members to remain vigilant and use best practices to avoid unwanted fires.
Jeremy Wade Shockley | SU Drum archive

Due to recent rains and moderating fuel conditions Stage I Fire Restrictions have been rescinded for all trust lands throughout the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Everyone on reservation land is still asked to be cautious and use common sense with fire, as conditions may dry out and Fire Restrictions may again be implemented. 

Since March, Southern Ute Agency Fire Management has responded to over 50 fires on the reservation with the largest being the 10-acre Iron Springs fire. On June 18, a dry lightning storm produced 24 fires on the reservation which shattered the previous record of 10 fires in one day. Firefighters were able to keep all the fires under 10 acres with no injuries or accidents. 

For more information regarding Fire Restrictions, please contact Southern Ute Agency Fire Management at 970-563-4571. 

The Restrictions have been rescinded as of 6 a.m., July 28, 2021. 

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