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  • La Plata County Enacts Stage 3 Fire Restrictions In the interest of public health, safety and welfare, the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners enacted Stage 3 fire restrictions, effective immediately. This action, which increases the level of fire restrictions in unincorporated areas of the county, was enacted as a result of the increasing fire danger and drought conditions that gave rise to the Stage 1 and Stage 2 fire conditions. The 416 Fire, which ignited on June 1 has hundreds of firefighters assigned, a Type I Incident Management Team, and is still only 15% contained. Resources are limited in the county with local fire department personnel being assigned to the 416 Fire. Fuels are extremely dry and humidity is very low. These Stage 3 measures that ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2018, 3:19 PM by Ben Sorensen
  • La Plata County Enacts Stage 2 fire restrictions Commissioners enact Stage 2 fire restrictionsIn the interest of public health, safety and welfare, the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners today enacted Stage II fire restrictions effective Friday, June 1 in the unincorporated areas of La Plata County and on all lands owned by La Plata County excluding those private lands in the towns of Bayfield and Ignacio, the city of Durango, or any federal or tribal lands. This winter, snowfall in the Animas River basin was less than 40% of average, and this week, Southwest Colorado's snowpack is just 3% of historic average. We have been experiencing above-average temperatures, hot dry winds with low humidity and very little rain this spring. As of ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2018, 8:39 PM by Ben Sorensen
  • La Plata County Enacts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions On May 1, the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners enacted restrictions effective immediately on open burning in the unincorporated private land areas of La Plata County. The fire restrictions were enacted by the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners upon the recommendation of Sheriff Sean Smith and the chiefs of the local fire districts. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has enacted similar Stage I fire restrictions for Tribal lands. The San Juan National Forest and Bureau of Land Management’s Tres Rios Field Office has enacted fire restrictions effective May 1. Southwest Colorado is currently experiencing exceptional drought conditions. The area only received 40 percent of the normal snowpack this winter and has experienced multiple fires daily ...
    Posted May 1, 2018, 6:18 PM by Ben Sorensen
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