The City Council of the City of Ouray, Colorado and the Chief of the Ouray Volunteer Fire Department believe fire risk is decreased due to recent and predicted rainfall; and hereby rescinds Stage I Fire Restrictions effective June 29, 2022, 12:01 am.
Rescinds Stage I Fire Restrictions-Recent precipitation helped moderate fire danger.
Effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2022, Stage I Fire Restrictions will be rescinded for the Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests and the Fruita Division of the Grand Mesa National Forest.
Recent rains over much of the forest have increased fuel moisture and lessened, but not eliminated, the threat of wildland fire danger, allowing restrictions to be lifted. This means campfires will be allowed outside of established campgrounds and recreation sites. Federal and county public lands surrounding the GMUG may remain under fire restrictions, please consult with the appropriate land managers before engaging in any activities that may violate these restrictions.
Per Mayor Funk, the City of Ouray has followed Ouray County and our surrounding land managers in the implementation of a Stage 1 Fire Restriction beginning tonight, June 15th at 12:01 am. Please find important reminders below, as well as the declaration which lists the specific restrictions.CLICK HERE
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