Subject: NEWS RELEASE: SOUTHERN UTE RESERVATION TO RESCIND STAGE I FIRE RESTRICTIONS
Due to recent rains and moderating fuel conditions, Stage I fire restrictions will be rescinded for all trust lands throughout the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Everyone on reservation land is still asked to be cautious and use common sense with fire, as conditions may dry out and Fire Restrictions may again be implemented.
Since March, Southern Ute Agency Fire Management has responded to over 50 fires on the reservation with the largest being the 10-acre Iron Springs fire. On June 18, a dry lightning storm produced 24 fires on the reservation which shattered the previous record of 10 fires in one day. Firefighters were able to keep all the fires under 10 acres with no injuries or accidents.
For more information regarding Fire Restrictions, please contact Southern Ute Agency Fire Management at (970) 563-4571.
The Restrictions will be rescinded at 06:00 AM, July 28, 2021.