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bobhunt
May 17, 2018

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions - Effective May 21st

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MONTE VISTA, Colo., May 15, 2018 – The Rio Grande National Forest and Bureau

 

of Land Management’s San Luis Valley Field Office are initiating Stage 1 fire

 

restrictions beginning May 21. The low snowpack and warm temperatures have

 

created unusually dry conditions for this time of year in the foothills and

 

mountains that surround the San Luis Valley.

 

Stage 1 fire restrictions prohibit:

 

1. All open fires, campfires, charcoal-fueled fires, or coal or wood burning stove

 

fires unless in an established fire grate in a developed campground. Petroleum-

 

fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices are allowed.

 

2. Smoking, unless within an enclosed vehicle or building, in a developed

 

recreation site or while stopped in an area at least 3 feet in diameter that is

 

barren or cleared of all flammable material.

 

3. Operating a chainsaw without a USDA or SAE approved spark arrestor properly

 

installed, a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher with a minimum rating of 2A

 

kept with the operator, and one round point shovel with an overall length of at

 

least 35 inches.

 

4. Welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with an open flame except

 

when in a cleared area of at least 10 feet in diameter and in possession of a

 

chemical pressurized fire extinguisher with a minimum rating of at least 2A.

 

**As a reminder, the use of explosives and incendiary devices, including

 

fireworks, are prohibited on all federal lands**

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