The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests lifted fire restrictions on Friday, July 28, but Stage 1 restrictions remain in effect in unincorporated areas of Delta County. Although GMUG fire managers noted a significant decrease in wildfire risk, the Delta County Commissioners were urged by several fire districts to leave restrictions in place locally.
The Uncompahgre Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management also lifted fire restrictions on BLM land within Delta County.
Users of the public lands are encouraged to continue to be attentive of their actions and surroundings especially in areas with dry vegetation or dead trees by practicing smart wildfire prevention behavior. Never leave a campfire unattended, use established campfire rings, pick safe and proper campfire sites and ensure fires are completely out and cool to the touch by using the drown, stir and feel methods.