Monday, October 28, 2019

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In the event of a large scale incident or emergency in Eagle County, Colorado, this site will serve as the central source of information for all agencies involved. In addition, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter @EagleCountyPIO.

Residents and visitors are also encouraged to subscribe to EC Alert, Eagle County’s real-time emergency alert system. The service is customizable and provides information on weather, road closures, utility outages and other urgent updates based on user preferences. Notifications can be delivered via text message, email, or both. Register at www.ecalert.org.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

10.22.19 - Fire Restrictions lifted in Eagle County

Eagle County - Fire managers and officials with state and local agencies have partnered and agreed to officially lift all fire restrictions in Eagle County beginning Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at 6:00 a.m.

Recent fire restrictions had prohibited campfires, smoking in certain areas, cutting, welding, and/or grinding near dry vegetation, operating certain types of vehicles without spark arrestors and the use of steel core or jacketed ammunition. Please keep in mind that the use of exploding targets, tracer rounds, steel core ammunition or fireworks remains prohibited on all federal lands at all times.

Eagle County fire officials agree that with the recent moisture, increased humidity and cooler overnight temperatures have helped to reduce the current fire danger. Officials still recommend using precautions as conditions remain dry and diligence is always needed in ensuring campfires are completely out and watched closely when in use.

Going into the weekend and with hunting season upon us, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage everyone to have fun while recreating outdoors, keep safety in mind and to encourage residents and visitors to take personal responsibility and prepare before a wildland fire occurs.

View more information about fire restriction in Eagle County at www. ecemergency.org

View fire information across the state of Colorado http://www.coemergency.com/p/fire-bans-danger.html

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Implemented in Eagle County 
on 
Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 6:00 a.m.




Eagle County - Due to the less favorable weather conditions and moisture, the Eagle County Sheriff will be implementing “Stage 1” fire restrictions that will take effect on Saturday morning, October 5, 2019, at 06:00 a.m.  Click HERE to view the signed order. 

Fire managers base decisions about fire restrictions on specific moisture measurements in vegetation and other risk factors such as predicted weather, available resources and amount of current fire activity.

The restrictions that will be implemented and remain in place until further notice are:

•    Campfires are only allowed within designated fire grates in developed campgrounds (i.e., a metal, in-ground containment structure -- fire pans and rock campfire rings are not acceptable).

•    No fires of any type, including charcoal, outside of developed areas.

•    No smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or in a barren area free of vegetation.

•    No use of explosive materials, including explosive targets.

•    No welding or operation of an acetylene or other similar torches with an open flame, or any other spark-producing device, except within an area that has been cleared of vegetation.

•    No operation of any internal combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed and in working order.

Fireworks are always prohibited on BLM, National Forest, and National Park Service lands.

The Stage 1 Fire restrictions will remain in place throughout Eagle County until further notice. Check with your local municipality for specific restrictions.

Going into the weekend following Red Flag Warnings this week, and with hunting season upon us, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage everyone to have fun while recreating outdoors, keep safety in mind and to encourage residents and visitors to take personal responsibility and prepare before a wildland fire occurs. 

Click HERE for more information about fire restrictions in Eagle County and to view an interactive map. 

Click HERE for fire information across the state of Colorado.

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