8:47 am - Wednesday September 20, 2017

PSICC and BLM – Fire Restrictions Terminated‏

FIRE RESTRICTIONS TERMINATED

PIKE AND SAN ISABEL NATIONAL FORESTS & ROYAL GORGE BLM LANDS

Beginning immediately, all fire and smoking restrictions are terminated for public lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Pike and San Isabel National Forests and the Royal Gorge Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The Order was rescinded June 16, 2013.

 

Even without fire restrictions, visitors should be aware of weather conditions and be careful with the use of fire outdoors. Visitors may check with their local U.S. Forest Service office or go to the web at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/psicc/  Fire Information to learn about specific restrictions.

 

Fire Safety Messages

 

  • Make sure that you can have a campfire and obey all fire restrictions.
  • Keep a bucket of water and a shovel near the campfire.
  • When putting a campfire out, drown it with water, stir the fire with dirt and more water until all the fuel is cold to the touch. Never leave a fire until it is out cold.
  • If you do not have water, use dirt. Mix enough dirt or sand with the embers. Continue adding and stirring until all material is cool.
  • DO NOT bury the fire as the fire will continue to smolder and could catch roots on fire that will eventually get to the surface and start a wildfire.

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