Mesa County Public Health has issued a No Burn Advisory from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 28.  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 Thursday because of fire danger. Winds are expected to reach up to 35 mph. A Fire Weather Watch has also been issued for Friday. Critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur with possible Red Flag Warnings.

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.