2015 Clifton Designs

May 17, 2018

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions - Effective May 21st


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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