Fire bans lifted in national forests & Grand County |

Fire bans lifted in national forests & Grand County

Leia Larsen

Recent rains have eased dry conditions, allowing the U.S. Forest Service and Grand County to lifts fire bans in the area.

The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests had their restrictions lifted on Thursday, July 18. Grand County will lift its fire ban on Friday, June 19, effective at midnight.

Fire level danger in the county is now at “moderate,” but the U.S. Forest Service reminds campers that conditions can change quickly.

“It is important to continue to be careful and diligent with every fire, and ensure campfires are completely extinguished and cold to the touch,” the U.S. Forest Service said in a press release.

Fire bans in individual towns are expected to follow the county’s lead. Town Manager Wally Baird said as soon as he gets confirmation from the county, the Town of Granby will likely lift bans as well.

“I only found about it late in the day,” said David Hook, town manager for Grand Lake, on Tuesday. “We haven’t had a chance to put our heads together, but we certainly will be considering it.”

The towns of Fraser and Winter Park have fire restrictions tied to the county’s, which will lift at the same time.

Managers at the town of Kremmling were not immediately available for comment.

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