Montezuma County fire ban starts Monday; fire danger is high

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Montezuma County fire ban starts Monday; fire danger is high

National Weather Service issues red flag warning Monday for Southwest Colorado
A red flag warning is in effect for Southwest Colorado from noon to 10 p.m. Monday as strong winds, coupled with dry conditions, pose critical fire danger.
Montezuma fire ban

The Montezuma County commissioners have issued a countywide fire ban effective April 16.
The resolution for the ban was enacted at Monday’s commissioners meeting on the recommendation of county Sheriff Steve Nowlin. He reported that local fire chiefs also agreed that the ban was needed.
Beginning April 16, no open fires or use of fireworks will be allowed in unincorporated Montezuma County.
Drought conditions and a series of recent brush fires triggered the ban, officials said.
The resolution states evidence shows “the danger of forest and grass fires is high” and that the ban is needed to “protect the public health, safety and welfare.”
The Journal

Montezuma County fire ban starts Monday; fire danger is high

A red flag warning is in effect for Southwest Colorado from noon to 10 p.m. Monday as strong winds, coupled with dry conditions, pose critical fire danger.
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