Stage II fire restrictions have been lifted in Mesa County, but authorities say fire bans are still in place.
On Sunday, Governor John Hickenlooper lifted the state-wide fire ban he ordered last month, and on Monday afternoon Mesa County followed suit.
Residents are now back to the original fire ban set back in May. People can now use charcoal grills, smoke outside, have campfires and use wood burning stoves.
Officials say these fire restrictions vary depending on whether the land is managed by a federal agency or is privately owned.
They are asking anyone who decides to barbeque or start a camp fire to still be careful.
"Just make sure they're not cooking in areas where's there's vegetation and other kinds of grass that can be ignited in case there is a spark or something like that," Mesa County fire warden Rich Acree said.
Montrose County is still under a stage II fire ban as with Garfield County. People who have a valid BLM permit, lease or authorization are exemptions of this an, but they are advised to be extra careful to prevent a fire from starting.
Federal agencies say they are constantly monitoring conditions and will modify the restrictions as needed.
Acree says there is a chance we can get put back on stage two restriction this summer.