**The No Burn Advisory is extended through Tuesday, June 14.**
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning and High Wind Advisory for Mesa County.
The combination of gusty winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels will result in critical fire weather conditions.
Due to fire safety concerns, Mesa County Public Health has issued a no burn advisory from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on June 13. Burning of any kind, including agricultural burning, is not allowed during this advisory period.
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning and Wind Advisory for Mesa County and other areas across the Western Slope. Southwest winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. The combination of gusty winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels will result in critical fire weather conditions.
Instead of burning, consider these alternatives:
- Take yard waste to the Mesa County Organic Materials composting facility at Mesa County Solid Waste, 3071 U.S. Hwy. 50. The facility accepts material for composting at no charge and is open Wednesday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. For more information, call (970) 263-9319.
- Compost leaves and grass clippings yourself. This can improve water retention in your yard or garden.
- Rent or borrow a wood chipper for your tree and shrub trimmings. Chipped branches can also be good mulch.
For information on current air quality conditions and to learn if it’s OK to burn, visit the air quality page.