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Current Fire Restrictions in the SLV and surrounding areas (as of 7/2/2020).

Alamosa County: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Conejos County: Fire Restrictions automatic during Red Flag Warning.

Costilla County: Fire Restrictions automatic during Red Flag Warning.

Hinsdale County: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions: https://www.colorado.gov/hinsdalecounty

Mineral County: Stage 2 Fire Restrictions:  https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/mineralcountycolorado/office-emergency-management-0

Rio Grande County: Stage 2 Fire Restrictions from County Road 18 west to the western county line.

South Fork Fire Rescue area: https://www.southforkfirerescue.com/fire-restrictions?fbclid=IwAR0-cC7OSsIVMVMhHHm2meMMWTuljnC4x2aBl3gmgzSkc2AewwbV_FNVitc

Saguache County: Stage 2 Fire Restrictions: https://www.saguachecounty.net   

https://www.saguachecounty.net/images/docs-downloadable-by-department/admin-downloadable-docs/2020-admin-docs/Fire%20Ban%2004-21-2020.pdf

Town of Saguache: Fire Restrictions.

Town of Crestone: Stage Two Fire Restrictions:  https://townofcrestone.colorado.gov/news-article/stage-ii-fire-ban-in-effect

Fireworks are illegal on Public Lands: every forest, every campsite, every day.   

BLM Stage 1 fire restrictions in five San Luis Valley counties: Alamosa, Rio Grande, Conejos, Costilla, and Saguache counties:  https://www.blm.gov/node/19314

Pike and San Isabel National Forests Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands is currently in fire restrictions:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/psicc/alerts-notices/?aid=58651

The Rio Grande National Forest: Stage 2 fire restrictions: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd721979.pdf

Great Sand Dunes National Park is currently in fire restrictions: https://www.nps.gov/grsa/learn/news/great-sand-dunes-implements-emergency-fire-restrictions.htm

Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on Uncompahgre Plateau: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gmug/home/?cid=stelprdb5420083

For an updated map and information about burn restrictions in counties across the State, including the SLV, see: http://www.coemergency.com/p/fire-bans-danger.html m=1&fbclid=IwAR0FdRTN0KT5Om6tmVDOEvo325BsSDHlKaE0R8_lfaqogiOYwi0y-VtbzPM

By slveadmin on 07/02/2020 06:07 PM

Wildland fires in other areas are creating smoky conditions in the SLV, negatively affecting air quality. Limit outdoor activities on smoky days, keep windows closed and use air conditioning to cool indoor areas. For more information about smoke and your health, visit: http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/wildfire.aspx

Los incendios forestales en otras áreas están creando condiciones de humo en el SLV, afectando negativamente la calidad del aire. Limite las actividades al aire libre en días de humo, mantenga las ventanas cerradas y use aire acondicionado para enfriar las áreas del interior. Para obtener más información sobre el humo y su salud, visite: http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/wildfire.aspx

By slveadmin on 06/17/2020 10:06 PM

HIGH FIRE DANGER ACROSS THE SLV REGION

The US National Weather Service has declared a Red Flag Warnings this week for high fire danger for the San Luis Valley due to gusty winds, high temperatures, and dry conditions. Please avoid any activity that could cause a fire, including any outdoor burning, tossing cigarette butts, parking in tall grass, dragging trailer chains, welding outdoors, or operating heavy machinery.

PELIGRO DE ALTO FUEGO/INCENDIO A TRAVÉS DE LA REGIÓN SLV.

El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional de EE. UU. Ha declarado una Advertencia de Bandera Roja esta semana por el alto peligro de incendio en el Valle de San Luis debido a los vientos racheados, las altas temperaturas y las condiciones secas. Evite cualquier actividad que pueda causar un incendio, incluyendo quemaduras al aire libre, tirar colillas de cigarrillos, estacionarse en la hierba alta, arrastrar cadenas de remolques, soldar al aire libre u operar maquinaria pesada.

By slveadmin on 06/16/2020 09:06 PM

MAKING SENSE OF FIRE RESTRICTIONS

SAN LUIS VALLEY – It is no secret that this has been an exceptionally dry year, and as a result, this year has the potential to bring a higher than usual number of wildfires. Local authorities around the Valley have joined others throughout the state in enacting restrictions on actions that may start accidental fires this season. Some have imposed Stage 1, others Stage 2. But what does that mean?
Jurisdictions (counties, towns, Federal agencies) use specific language when they enact restriction ordinances, so it is best to check directly with the applicable authority to get specific details. For example, they may add specific restrictions on fireworks but still allow for community fireworks displays. However, for a basic understanding of what the different stages mean, read on.
 
Stage 1 restrictions usually mean that the following are generally prohibited where fire restrictions have been established:
1.  Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire except a fire within a permanent constructed fire grate in a developed campground
2.  Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials
3.  Open burning of any kind to include: trash barrels, yard waste or debris and agricultural burning except where permitted
4.  The sale and or use of fireworks except where permitted by jurisdictional authority
 
Stage 2 restrictions generally mean that following acts are prohibited where fire restrictions have been established:
1.  Building maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire
2.  Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building
3.  Operating a chainsaw or motorized equipment without an approved spark arresting device installed
4.  Blasting, welding, or other activities which generated flame or flammable material
5.  Open burning of any kind to include: trash barrels, yard waste or debris and agricultural burning.
6.   The Sale and or use of fireworks except where permitted by jurisdictional authority.
By slveadmin on 10/04/2019 04:10 PM