Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor has lifted the Stage I Fire Restrictions that have been in place since mid-June. Effective immediately residents of Pueblo County can again have outdoor fires for yard debris, agricultural needs, and recreation.
Sheriff Taylor lifted the order after reviewing current fire data and conferring with fire chiefs from across the County. Just as when restrictions are put into place, the information reviewed includes studies of fuel moisture content, anticipated weather patterns, available fire resources, recent fire callout history, and drought conditions.
Sheriff Taylor would like to commend the Pueblo citizens, “The citizens are the ones who should be commended for the continued protection and safety of our community. This fire season isn’t over for us but the data shows the risks are trending down and we are certainly grateful our community understood the risk and did what they could to prevent fires.” He believes it was more than the threat of fines that kept the people compliant to the ban. “Nearly everyone recognized their civic responsibility to follow these restrictions and we are safe because of that.”
County residents who intend to burn yard debris are reminded to contact their local fire department for a burn permit, to never leave their burn unattended, and to call the Pueblo County Burn Line before they burn 719-583-2876 (BURN).