Lake City, CO – Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are now in effect throughout Hinsdale County, including unincorporated lands, Town of Lake City, BLM lands, and lands in the San Juan, Rio Grande, and Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests. As part of the Stage 1 Restrictions, using a fire is prohibited except within permanent fire pits or grates on private property or developed recreation sites. Use of explosive materials is prohibited as well as smoking outdoors. The Stage 1 Fire Restrictions went into effect at on August 20, 2020.
The county fire restrictions are in conjunction with a 30-day, state-wide fire ban announced by Governor Jared Polis on Tuesday, August 20. The Executive Order declares temporary fire restrictions across the State to reduce the risk of new fires and protect health and safety. Restrictions include certain outdoor fires, fireworks, and explosives.
Hinsdale Board of County Commissioners approved the resolution implementing fire restrictions during a special meeting on August 20, 2020. Stage 1 Fire Restrictions have also been implemented by Bureau of Land Management and US National Forest in Colorado.
Specifically, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions prohibit:
Activities permitted under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions: