All fire restrictions on unincorporated private and state lands in Garfield County are being lifted at 12:01 a.m. on May 27. Fire potential and conditions are still being monitored in Garfield County
An ordinance prohibiting the use of fireworks in unincorporated Garfield County has been adopted to help protect public safety during the approaching wildfire season. The request, which was proposed by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and the county’s emergency manager, is considered “necessary for the immediate preservation of the public’s health, safety and welfare.” The ordinance is in place for all of 2020, apart from June 1 through July 5, which is exempted per state law, and for no longer than one year from the date it’s enacted. This ordinance covers the banned use of fireworks, not the sale. The
April 15, 2020, at 12:00 a.m., the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Bureau of Land Management – Colorado River Valley Field Office, the US Forest Service and the seven fire districts in Garfield County enact Stage 1 fire restrictions.