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Notice: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation

Notice: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation
Effective: July 5, 2023 (Until rescinded or superseded)

Stage 1- FIRE RESTRICTIONS: The following are prohibited until further notice.

  1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, coal, or wood-burning stove, any type of charcoal-fueled broiler or open fire of any type in undeveloped areas.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, in a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least 3 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable vegetations.
  3. Using explosive material: (i.e., fireworks, blasting caps or any incendiary device which may result in the ignition of flammable material.)
  4. Welding, or operation acetylene or other similar torch with open flame.
  5. Operation or using any internal combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed.
  6. Possible Exemptions 

a. Persons with a written permit specifically authorizing the prohibited act.
b. Permanent fire pits or fire grates within developed recreation sites.
c. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
d. Mechanical stoves and appliances fueled b bottled or liquid gas which allow the operator to control or extinguish the flame with a valve are permitted.

These restrictions reflect current wildland fire hazard condition on the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservations and are being implemented for public safety. The above restrictions will remain in effect until rescinded under authority of Ute Mountain Ute Trible Resolution. Personnel exempt from the above restrictions include Federal and Tribal employees, such as Tribal Resource Managers and Bureau of Indian Affairs Employees while in the performance of their official



Resolution RESOLUTION NO. 18-2023 SUSPENSION OF BAN ON OPEN FIRES AND USE OF FIREWORKS WHEREAS, Montezuma County Ordinance No. 2-2015 prohibits open fires and the useof fireworks in unincorporated areas of Montezuma County, except the Montezuma County Boardof County Commissioners, based upon competent evidence may by resolution suspend said banfrom time to time to the degree and manner consistent with existing wildfire dangers; and WHEREAS, competent evidence has been presented of sufficient moisture throughoutMontezuma County temporarily reducing existing wildfire dangers to more normal conditions; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Montezuma County Board of CountyCommissioners that the ban on

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