Fire Bans Lifted

To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page!

After heavy rains this week, federal officials are lifting a fire ban on three million acres of land in southern Colorado, including the Pike-San Isabel National Forest.

Some counties are also easing or lifting their fire bans but most are keeping them in place.

Randy Geisinger sells supplies to Pike National Forest campers at Jefferson Market in Park County and noticed a dip in business after the restrictions were imposed.

Still, he's worried about the ban being lifted so soon.

He says a week's worth of rain isn't enough to make up for how dry it's been.

Park County is lifting all its restrictions while Jefferson and Douglas counties eased theirs.

But officials in Arapahoe and Summit counties say they're keeping their limits because they're worried about future dry spells.

KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 3293231 -
Gray Television, Inc.