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Fire Ban & Fire Restrictions Currently In Place Across Grand County

fire banCurrent information on the fire ban and restrictions affecting Grand County, Colorado are posted here as well as on Facebook and Twitter. Please follow any restrictions and check often for updates. Detailed information can be found on the Department of Natural Resources at www.co.grand.co.us/142/Open-Burning.

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in Effect as of July 2, 2018
Grand County entered Stage 2 Fire Restrictions effective at 4pm July 2, 2018.

Grand County Board of County Commissioners have unanimously voted to enact fire restrictions effective at 4:00 pm on Monday the 2nd of July. Sheriff Brett Schroetlin provided updated information to the Board on Monday at a special meeting to discuss the current indicators in the region and county that are used to determine the need of fire restrictions. There are currently four out of seven criteria which have been met to support these fire restrictions. County Commissioners took input from law enforcement officials, fire district chiefs, representatives from the Forest Service, Office of Emergency Management, and concerned citizens before making the decision. These fire restrictions are in effect for 30 days and will be reviewed periodically.

Now therefore, be it resolved by the Board of County Commissioners of Grand County, Colorado, that a declaration of fire restrictions be and is hereby instated.

This fire restriction is designed to reduce fire risk and prevent wild fires during periods of high fire danger and includes prohibitions of the following:
1. “Burning,” “open burning” and/or “open fires”. [This includes all outdoor campfires, fire pits, chimineas, BBQ pits, charcoal BBQ grills, wood pellet grills and stoves.]
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building
3. Operating an internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device, properly installed, maintained and in effective working order
4. The use of welding equipment, acetylene torches, or other torch with an open flame
5. The use of incendiary devices as defined by Grand County Ordinance 20
6. The possession, use and sale of permissible fireworks and fireworks as defined by Grand County Ordinance 20 within unincorporated Grand County

Be it further resolved, excluded from this Resolution are the following fire and burning activities:
1. Use of liquid or gas fueled appliances
2. Permitted fires by persons with a permit specifically authorizing the prohibited act, such as professional firework displays
3. Fire department / district training fires
4. Burning of explosive wastes by manufacturer or explosives in areas zoned for industrial use, when supervised by a fire district
5. Open fires or open burning by any federal, state or local fire official in the performance of fire suppression functions
6. Fires used to inflate commercial hot air balloons.

Stage 1 Fire Restriction started June 28th before moving into Stage 2 Fire Restriction on July 2nd.

 

Click here for the Sulphur Ranger’s District site showing the Forest Service developed campgrounds: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/arp/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=28512&actid=29


The use of fireworks, flares or other incendiary devices is always prohibited on federal lands.

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