MCPH Issues NO BURN ADVISORY through June 7 due to fire safety concerns

MCPH Issues NO BURN ADVISORY through June 7 due to fire safety concerns

Due to fire safety concerns, Mesa County Public Health has issued a no burn advisory through Sunday, June 7 at 9 p.m. No open burning is allowed, including agricultural burns. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Mesa County and other areas across the Western Slope. The combination of gusty winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels will result in critical fire weather conditions. High winds are forecast to continue through the weekend, gusting as high as 40 miles per hour. Burning of any kind, including open burning, is not allowed during this advisory period.  

Spring Burn Season ended May 31 and was suspended in mid-March due to concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated threat to people with heart and/or lung disease.

Instead of burning, consider these alternatives:

  • Take yard waste to the Mesa County Organic Materials composting facility at Mesa County Solid Waste, 3071 U.S. Hwy. 50. The facility accepts material for composting at no charge and is open Thursday-Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. 
  • 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. Chihttps://health.mesacounty.uspped branches can also be good mulch.

For information on current air quality and fire weather conditions and to learn if it’s OK to burn, visit the air quality page on our website