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Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Stage one fire restrictions went into effect Tuesday in Pitkin and Eagle Counties because of dry conditions and high temperatures.

Courtesy of Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit

Stage 1 fire restrictions are now in effect for the White River National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, and across six counties in the Colorado River Basin. This means no fireworks or other explosives, no smoking outside near dry vegetation and no fires outside of developed areas. Campfires are allowed only in grates — a rock campfire ring is not acceptable. Click here for more information.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio News

Warm temperatures have accelerated snowmelt, and local fire officials are advising caution with any kind of burning.