• La Plata County Lifts all Fire Restrictions Please call us for burn permits and call central dispatch prior to control burning.
    Posted Jul 19, 2018, 2:20 PM by Ben Sorensen
  • Board of County Commissioners unanimously approves resolution moving from Stage 3 to Stage 2 fire restrictions, effective immediately. Stage II fire restrictions build on the Stage I restrictions that were adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on May 2 and prohibit the following activities:• A complete ban of open burning, burn barrels and agricultural burning except for the very limited agriculture burning as provided for in C.R.S. 30-15-401(n.5)(III) and defined in C.R.S. 35-28-104(11). • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, stove fire, including but not limited to charcoal grills, coal or wood burning stoves, or sheepherder’s stoves, unless the specific device uses pressurized liquid or gas and includes a shut-off valve (such as a gas grill). • Smoking, unless within an enclosed vehicle ...
    Posted Jul 13, 2018, 6:21 AM by Ben Sorensen
  • 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
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