GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (July 29, 2021) – Beginning Friday, the White River National Forest will lift fire restrictions.
Fire danger has been moderated due to recent precipitation across much of the White River National Forest. There is still some risk from wildfire and conditions will vary by location. Caution and compliance with fire safety across the forest is critical.
“The recent rains have improved conditions considerably. However, we are still in a drought and things can dry out quickly. Please use caution with campfires. Put out all campfires and make sure the ashes are cold before you leave them,” said Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams.
Staff will continue to monitor conditions. If there is a change in risk, fire restrictions may be re-established. Visitors are encouraged to visit the forest service webpage at https://www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver and check for Alerts & Warnings prior to visiting the forest to have current information about conditions and fire restrictions on the forest.