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Mesa County Public Health has issued a No Burn Advisory from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 28 and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 29 because of air quality concerns and fire safety. Burning of any kind, including agricultural burning, is not allowed during this advisory period. 

This is in response to two advisories issued for our area.

  • The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Wednesday and Thursday because of fire danger. Winds are expected to reach up to 40 mph both days. 
  • The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory in northern Mesa County due to wildfire smoke from the Spring Creek Fire. Children, pregnant women, older adults, and those with chronic illnesses are more vulnerable to the health effects of smoke exposure. 

To protect yourself:

  • Limit time outside during periods of increased smoke.
  • Close all windows and doors to keep indoor air unaffected.
  • Reduce physical activity to lower the amount of inhaled pollutants and reduce health risks during smoke events.

Instead of burning, consider these alternatives:

  • 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.
  • Use the services at Mesa County Organic Materials Facility. Head to their website for hours and accepted materials.

For information on current air quality conditions and to learn if it’s okay to burn, visit the Air Quality page.