Sheriff Imposes Stage 2 Fire Restriction

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions begin today at noon for Montrose County. Sheriff Rick Dunlap says the restrictions apply to the unincorporated county area and do not include the City of Montrose, Town of Olathe, Town of Naturita, and Town of Nucla. The largest change from Stage 1 to Stage 2 Fire Restrictions is the prohibition of fires, campfires, charcoal, coal, and wood stoves. Penalties for violating the fire restrictions include: fines ranging from $100 to $500 depending on the number of offenses. If a fire causes damage to another individual’s property, additional criminal charges may apply.

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