Mesa Verde Lifts Park Fire Restrictions
Contact: Betty Lieurance, 970-529-4608
Mesa Verde National Park has lifted fire restrictions which have been in effect since June 29, 2013. "Over the past couple of weeks, we have had some significant rain showers across the park that have reduced the fire danger," stated Superintendent Cliff Spencer.
Due to recent fire history and early fire season weather trends which indicated the possibility of a severe fire season, the park received 'severity fire resources' for the peak of the fire season. These firefighting resources included fire trucks and personnel from Acadia National Park, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, North Cascades National Park and the U.S. Forest Service.
"If the fire danger increases later in the season, restrictions may once again be implemented," stated Chief Ranger Farias.
Did You Know?
Ninety percent of Mesa Verde’s cliff dwellings contain 10 rooms or less. One-third have only one or two rooms. This should help to put the more famous cliff dwellings of Cliff Palace (150 rooms), Long House (150 rooms), Spruce Tree House (130 rooms), and Balcony House (40 rooms) into perspective.