White River National Forest lifts all fire restrictions | SummitDaily.com

White River National Forest lifts all fire restrictions

Summit Daily staff report
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Fire danger was moderate on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Officials with the White River National Forest announced Tuesday they were ending all fire restrictions effective immediately.

The White River National Forest and BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office announced Tuesday they have ended all current fire restrictions effective immediately.

Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire managers based the decision on specific moisture measurements in vegetation and other risk factors, including the weather and the amount of current fire activity.

Although fire restrictions have been lifted, fire managers are reminding people to be vigilant of their actions and surroundings, especially in areas with dry vegetation or dead trees. Practice smart wildfire prevention behavior by never leaving a campfire unattended, only using established campfire rings, picking safe and proper campfire sites, and ensuring that all campfires are completely extinguished and cool to the touch before leaving them.

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