Saguache County Sheriff Mike Norris announced today that he will be cancelling the fire bans in Saguache County effective July 16.  The Town of Crestone will also no longer be at the “Stage 2” fire ban, but will continue to have its normal, year-round “no open fires” fire restrictions.

Sheriff Norris released this statement today:
“Pursuant to Saguache County Ordinance 2013-01 (Stage 1 and Stage2), AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE DECLARATION OF OPEN FIRE BANS BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OR THE COUNTY SHERIFF, after consultation with the Forest Service/BLM, and having received beneficial rainfall which has greatly reduced the fire danger, I am canceling the fire restrictions (fire ban) within the unincorporated areas of Saguache County. This cancellation will remain in affect until conditions change that may require implementation of new fire restrictions. This cancellation is effective as of July 16, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. —Mike Norris, Sheriff “