Effective 5:00 PM, June 25, Pueblo County went into Stage II Fire Restrictions. The move is based on the empirical data that has been evaluated daily at the Sheriff’s Office and is compared to federal fire restriction guidelines. Over the last six days this data has changed significantly and now compels Pueblo County Sheriff, Kirk M. Taylor, to act immediately to protect the community.City of Pueblo Fire Chief Christopher P. Riley is placing similar restrictions in the city. He is taking this opportunity to instate Pueblo’s “High Fire Danger” status. “In light of current fire activities around the state, including our neighbors in Colorado Springs, the empirical data confirms that our city is under an extreme level of fire danger.” City of Pueblo Fire Chief Christopher P. Riley added, “The current projections show no relief of these extreme conditions in the foreseeable future. We always consider the safety of our citizens to be our prime concern when making an important decision such as this. Everyone’s cooperation is appreciated”.
Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor and Pueblo City Fire Chief Christopher P. Riley announce a cautious move from “Stage II” and “High Fire Danger” Restrictions to the less limiting Stage I Restrictions.