Mesa County Public Health has issued an Air Watch Alert from Friday (9/20) at 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Due to fire safety concerns, no open burning is allowed.
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Mesa County and other areas across the Western Slope. The combination of gusty winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels will result in critical fire weather conditions. Burning of any kind, including open burning, is not allowed during this alert period.
Keep in mind, if your open burn becomes out of control and causes damage on a property that you don’t own, you could face civil and criminal charges.
Instead of burning, consider these alternatives:
For more information on fire safety and air quality conditions and alerts, visit our air quality page.