Pitkin County Sheriff Reinstates Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Effective September 21, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
Pitkin County,Colorado - September 21,2018 -After a recent period of hot and dry weather conditions, Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo will reinstate Stage 1 fire restrictions for Pitkin County effective Friday, September 21,2018,@ 12:00 p.m. The decision was made collaboratively with Pitkin County fire chiefs and federal land management officials from the U.S. Forest Service - White River National Forest and Bureau of Land Management.
Announcing the return to Stage 1 fire restrictions in Pitkin County,Sheriff Joe DiSalvo said "After a series of meetings focused on the analysis of data obtained from current weather conditions, future weather forecasts and the state of current fuels in Pitkin County, I have made the decision to place all lands in Pitkin County back into Stage 1 restrictions. The current forecast is for dry and hot conditions to continue and I, along with my colleagues in the fire service feel that the safest way to prevent a human-caused fire start is to go back into fire restrictions."
The health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Pitkin County require that the use of open fires, equipment, and explosives be regulated in order to prevent wildfires under existing conditions.
The following open fire restrictions shall apply on all private and state lands in Pitkin County. The fire restrictions shall apply to the following persons and activities:
If you have any questions please contact your local fire district, District Ranger or the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office at:
Aspen Fire Protection District - 970-925-5532
Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District - 970-704-0675 Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District -- 970-963-2491 Snowmass/Wildcat Fire Protection District - 970-923-2212 Pitkin County Sheriff's Office - 970-920-5300
White River National Forest - 970-963-2255
The Pitkin County Sheriff has announced that all fire restrictions in Pitkin County will be rescinded effective on Friday, September 7th, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. Restrictions are also reportedly being lifted on area Forest Service, BLM and surrounding county lands.
The public is reminded to continue to use caution with campfires, cigarettes, etc.
If you have any questions please contact your local fire district, District Ranger or the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office at:
Aspen Fire Protection District -- 970-925-5532
Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District -- 970-704-0675
Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District -- 970-963-2491
Snowmass/Wildcat Fire Protection District -- 970-923-2212
Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office -- 970-920-5300
White River National Forest -- 970-963-2255