The sun beat down, and the afternoon wind picked up. Dust swirled into the air, further intensifying the hot, dry conditions. There hadn’t been rain in days; in fact, there barely had been any cloud cover.
Stage 2 fire restrictions have expanded within the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Gunnison Field Office to include all lands within Gunnison County, effective Monday, June 25. Stage 2 restrictions previously were in effect for the portion of the Gunnison Field Office surrounding Silverton.