STAGE ONE Fire Restrictions In Place for Grand County
Open Burn season is also closed in Grand County. Details can be found here at the Department of Natural Resources http://www.co.grand.co.us/142/Open-Burning
Remember: Burn barrels are illegal in the State of Colorado, the following is information from the CO Dept. of Public Health & Environment:
Why Can’t I burn in a burn barrel?
- It’s the law–Burn barrels are defined as incinerators using the definition given in the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) Common Provisions Regulation. Incinerators require Construction Permits and are subject to federal and state testing requirements and regulations. Incinerators are required by the EPA to have pollution control systems that reduce emissions.
- Burn barrels do not combust efficiently, resulting in limited oxygen and lower temperatures that create smoke, odors and a variety of toxic pollutants like dioxins. Dioxins are known carcinogens and can increase the risk of both short-term and long-term health problems. Burn barrels not only impact your own health, but the health of your neighbors and the environment. The smoke created by burn barrels also creates a nuisance.