USFS to Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

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USFS to Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

Post by ParkBull » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:25 am

Pike & San Isabel National Forests
Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands

News Release

Leadville Ranger District, Pikes Peak Ranger District, South Park Ranger District, and South Platte Ranger District in Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

PUEBLO, Colo., July 3, 2018… Effective immediately, Stage 2 fire and smoking restrictions are in place on public lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Pike and San Isabel National Forests located in Chaffee, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Lake, Park, and Teller Counties, Colorado. Restrictions will remain in effect until they are rescinded.

The risk of human caused fires is now very high to extreme and fire managers have decided to increase restrictions. Unless there is a significant change in the weather patterns, we will continue to experience a high potential for large, uncontrollable wildfires. Visitors should be aware of hazardous conditions and be careful with the use of fire outdoors.

STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS KEY POINTS

Campfires, fire pits, charcoal, tiki torches and candles are not allowed anywhere on national forest lands.
Smoking is only allowed in an enclosed vehicle, building or trailer
Discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun.
The use of portable stoves, gas grills and any propane gas device are allowed on the entire forest

Visitors are responsible for checking with their local U.S. Forest Service office or go to the web at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/psicc/ for fire information and to learn about specific restrictions.

Even with the restrictions, visitors should be aware of weather conditions and be careful with the use of fire outdoors. Visitors should check with their local U.S. Forest Service office or go to the web to learn about specific restrictions.

Fire Safety Message
Know before you go—Understand and follow all fire bans, restrictions and closures. Visit www.coemerency.com for current fire restrictions across the state of Colorado

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