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Burn restrictions lifted in Teller County

Posted at 10:31 PM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 08:45:43-04

TELLER COUNTY – Teller County rescinded all of its burn restrictions Thursday following recent storms.

The resolution approved by the Teller County Board of County Commissioners means that stage 1 restrictions are no longer in place in the county, allowing open burning.

A little more than one month ago, the county was fighting the High Chateau Fire, and authorities enacted modified stage 3 fire restrictions on July 3 to prevent further wildfires.

Those stage 3 restrictions were lifted 15 days later and monsoon moisture helped spark afternoon thunderstorms, which significantly decreased fire danger in the area.