Commissioners lift fire restriction south of Highway 160

Commissioners lift fire restrictions south of Highway 160
Posted on 07/05/2017

The La Plata County Board of County Commissioners lifted fire restrictions on Tuesday, July 25. Rain storms in recent weeks have saturated soils in much of the county, including the areas south of U.S. Highway 160 that had been under fire restriction. Based on recommendation from the fire chiefs, La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith requested that the Board of County Commissioners lift the Stage 1 fire restrictions that have been in place for the southern part of the county since June 28. The BLM and Southern Ute Indian Tribe released their restrictions last week.