Fire restrictions lifted in Garfield County

Garfield County Sheriff’s eases fire restrictions on unincorporated private and state lands within Garfield County

NEWS RELEASE

Date: May 26, 2020
Time: 11:50 am

CONTACT:
Walt Stowe
PIO/Community Relations Deputy
Garfield County Sheriff’s Office
106 County Road 333-A
Rifle, CO 81650
Phone: 970-665-0207
Email: wstowe@garcosheriff.com

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO. – Wednesday May 27, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. the Garfield County Sheriff’s will lift all fire restrictions on
unincorporated private and state lands within Garfield County.

This collaborative effort by all parties involved acknowledges the public’s efforts to recreate responsibly while
maintaining a level of safety for everyone. The joint movement to lift fire restrictions will serve to reduce
confusion of where and what is allowed throughout Garfield County.

If you are responsible for starting a wildfire, you may well face restitution costs of suppressing that fire as well
as a variety of other charges. Be smart, be careful, protect our environment and protect each other.
We will continue to monitor the potential for fires and fire-spread in Garfield County. Should ambient
conditions and moisture content of area fuels dictate it, we may be required to re-instate a fire ban at Stage I or
Stage II levels.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, Garfield County, the various municipalities and fire districts within
Garfield County, Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service would like to thank everyone in Garfield
County for their cooperation in doing their part to keep us all safe during the past months when our emergency
response services were extremely limited due to COVID-19 and its requirements.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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