With increased moisture in potential wildfire fuels, the City of Colorado Springs says local wildfire danger is reduced. The Fire Marshal is lifting a burn ban as a result.
Although the burn ban is being lifted at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, fire restrictions will remain in place. Still, the fire department asks everyone to take extra caution on hot, dry or windy days.
"We have experienced extreme fire conditions recently, but weather conditions are improving and we can go back to restrictions," Fire Marshal Lacey said.
A burn restriction is different than a burn ban because model rockets, portable or fixed fireplaces and all outdoor cooking is permitted. Under a ban, outdoor cooking is forbidden in city parks and open spaces.
Under both bans and restrictions, recreational fires, bonfires and open burns are all banned.