Los Alamos County announced Thursday morning it is under Stage I fire restrictions, effectively immediately.
"When we implement Stage 1 restrictions, what we're looking to do is try and get ahead of the fire season a little bit,” Los Alamos Fire Department’s deputy chief Justin Grider said.
“"Even though we got cloudy skies right now and relative humidity...next week it's expected to dry out and be a little bit more windier and a lot warmer, and we'll be back to very high to extreme fire conditions next week and into the weeks after."
According to a release from the county, the following acts are prohibited until further notice:
Building, maintaining, attending or using an open fire, campfire, charcoal or wood stove on all Los Alamos County lands. (See Exemption 1)
Smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least 3-feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
Stage I Exemptions: