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Mesa County Health Department officials lifted the Open Burning Restriction Wednesday, Aug. 26.

The ban was put in place last week due to smoke from wildfires in California and other northwestern states. The Air Quality Index has since returned to a healthy level.

Please be aware the restriction could be implemented again, depending on conditions and forecasts.

Open Burn Season begins Tuesday, Sept. 1. If you have a permit, visit www.health.mesacounty.us/environment/air before burning to make sure no restrictions are in place.