© 2024 Aspen Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Ongoing coverage of the Lake Christine Fire from Aspen Public Radio News

Red Flag Warnings Mean Fire Restrictions In Eagle County

Alycin Bektesh
Aspen Public Radio

Eagle County has decided that fire restrictions will be automatically triggered anytime there’s a Red Flag Warning in the area.


The National Weather Service issues Red Flag warnings when low humidity and strong winds form ideal conditions for wildfires.


During those warnings, Eagle County will now have automatic bans on open fires, charcoal grills and things like fireworks and tracer bullets.  In the past, the Eagle County Sheriff would have to announce restrictions.


The sheriff, however, can declare restrictions any other time fire danger is high.  

Violations carry fines of up to $1,000.  


Contributor Christin Kay is passionate about the rich variety of arts, cultural experiences and stories in the Roaring Fork Valley. She has been a devotee of public radio her whole life. Christin is a veteran of Aspen Public Radio, serving as producer, reporter and interim news director.
Related Content