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Due to fire restrictions in place, Mesa County Public Health has issued a No Burn Advisory starting on Friday, July 21. Agricultural burning will only be allowed through a permitting process at the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, along with local fire chiefs, and the Bureau of Land Management enacted Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. The hot and dry conditions have increased the fire danger concern in the county. These restrictions are in place until further notice.

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.