*Update: No Burn Advisory extended through Sunday, October 1.

Due to fire safety concerns, Mesa County Public Health has issued a No Burn Advisory for Friday and Saturday. Burning of any kind, including agricultural burning, is not allowed during this advisory period. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Friday and Saturday due to potential fire danger. Winds are expected to reach up to 45 mph both days. The combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior, like easy ignition and rapid fire spread.

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.