Fire restrictions in effect in Med Bow-Routt Forests

 


Stage 1 fire restrictions have recently gone into effect on the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests.

The decision, made in coordination with multiple agencies and counties, was prompted by a combination of factors that include rapidly drying vegetation, ongoing drought conditions, growing fire danger, and unfavorable fire weather forecasts.

“Despite improved snowpack and a relatively wet spring, conditions are quickly changing and forest vegetation that was recently green is now at increased risk of burning,” said Phil Cruz, Forest Supervisor for the Medicine Bow-Routt National Fore...



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