|Although fire restrictions have not yet been implemented on the San Juan National Forest, conditions are very dry, and fire danger is high. The public is advised to be aware that, in these dry conditions, wind can easily whip up a wildfire from the smallest spark or campfire. Please follow these safety tips when visiting your public lands:|
If you are not inside a campground that offers fire grates, consider using a camp stove instead of building a fire.
If you must build a campfire, locate it away from overhanging branches, steep slopes and dry grass.
Build a fire ring out of rocks and keep your fire small.
Never leave a campfire unattended, even for a few minutes.
Put campfires out every time you leave or go to bed by stirring with water until coals are cool to the touch.
Never toss cigarettes.
Don’t park hot vehicles over dry grass.
Be extra careful with anything that can create sparks, such as chainsaws, car exhaust pipes, guns, etc.
For more information, visit the San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO, call 970 247-4874 or go online.