Air Watch Advisory – Agricultural Burn Could Continue Near Fruita

Mesa County Public Health has been notified that a prescribed burn may continue today in the Fruita area.

This is a prescribed (agricultural) burn which is allowed year round. There is no need to report this or other agricultural burns to emergency or other response agencies. 

With this type of burning, residents in sensitive groups, including people with heart or lung disease, older adults and young children may want to stay indoors and consider limiting outdoor activity if there is visible smoke in the air.  Contact your health care provider if you’re concerned about your health.

Remember, if smoke is thick in your area, stay inside. If visibility is less than five miles due to smoke, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy. 

For more information on air quality conditions and alerts, visit  You can also view real-time readings through a community-sourced monitoring system called Purple Air on our air quality page.

Our team is monitoring the situation and will make adjustments as necessary.