DATE: August 3, 2012 [1:15 p.m.]
Sheriff Terry Maketa Lifts Stage I Fire Restrictions for Unincorporated El Paso County
Due to the increased moisture the area has seen recently and relief of resources previously assigned to the Waldo Canyon Fire, Sheriff Terry Maketa has lifted the Stage I Fire Restrictions for unincorporated El Paso County, effective immediately.
Sheriff Maketa would like to thank the citizens for their cooperation during the restriction period. The Waldo Canyon Fire served as an unforgettable example of the dangers and risks associated with fires in the region. All are encouraged to use extreme caution and practice safe habits when dealing with any item that could spark and cause a fire. The presence of fire fuels like underbrush, dry grass, pine needles and other foliage remain a concern.
Fire officials will continue to monitor fuels, weather and other relevant factors to determine if restrictions are needed in the future.