Grand County fire restrictions expire Tuesday afternoon |

Grand County fire restrictions expire Tuesday afternoon

Grand County's open burning season ended April 22, 2019.
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Fire restrictions in Grand County have officially ended.

According to county officials Grand County’s stage one fire restrictions expired at 4 p.m. Tuesday Oct 9. Those restrictions had previously been passed by the Grand County Commissioners on September 25 and were scheduled to run for and then expire after two weeks unless the Commissioners took additional action.

Grand County has lived under some form of fire restrictions, stage one, two or three, for the last three months. The restrictions for Grand County were initially instituted as stage one restrictions in late June. On July 2 the Commissioners approved stage two fire restrictions, which are more stringent in what is restricted. Grand County remained under stage two restrictions until July 24 when the restrictions were downgraded to stage one.

Grand County remained under stage one fire restrictions throughout August and September. A stage three fire ban was instituted for a specific section of western Grand County, in the area directly around the Silver Creek Fire, in late September.

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