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Colorado Springs lifts burn ban Wednesday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The City of Colorado Springs will return to burn restrictions rather than a burn ban at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday.

According to the Colorado Springs Fire Department, recent precipitation events have reduced the local wildfire danger. Fuel moisture levels and increased relative humidities are making trees, brush, grasses and weeds less vulnerable to ignition.

For guidelines on burn restrictions please see these guidelines.

Even though the City is going back to burn restrictions, everyone is asked to take extra precautions to prevent wildfires including continuing mitigation efforts.  There is still a potential for wildfire and citizens are asked to take extra caution on hot, dry, windy days.

Residents are encouraged to "Share the Responsibility" and reduce their wildfire risk by implementing Wildfire Mitigation concepts in their landscaping. Wildfire hazard ratings for individual addresses are available here.

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