Open burn season begins March 1

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Spring Open Burn Season begins on March 1 in Mesa County.

Residents who want to burn weeds, garden debris or other yard waste will need to buy a permit. Ag burns also require a permit.

General burn permits cost $10 per permit, and are valid for 14 days after purchase.

Ag burn permits won't require a fee and are valid until Dec. 31.

The Mesa County Health Department said it's important to get agricultural burn permits, because air quality regulations and fire safety regulations have been combined. Registering for this permit gives the local fire department a heads up that you'll be burning.

The open burning season ends on May 31.

For a guide to burning in Mesa County, click the link to the right of this story.

Questions about permits for residents who live within Grand Junction city limits should be directed to the Grand Junction Fire Department.

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