CONTACT #1: Jamie Moore, Douglas County Emergency Management Director, 303-660-7589
CONTACT #2: Public Information Officer, Cocha Heyden, 303-814-7096
RELEASE DATE:07/06/06 RELEASE TIME: 2:00 pm CASE NUMBER:
WHAT: Douglas County Sheriff David Weaver Lifts Stage 2 Fire Restrictions
WHEN: Effective 07/07/06 at 8:00 am
NARRATIVE: DOUGLAS COUNTY, CO - Recent heavy precipitation and weather outlooks from local weather forecasting offices indicate an improvement in the severe fire danger for Douglas County. As a result, Douglas County Sheriff, David Weaver, has ordered a suspension of stage 2 fire restrictions, which has been in effect since June 15, 2006. Douglas County is still under stage 1 fire restrictions, which states:
Open burning of any kind.
Use and sale of fireworks.
Fires within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, fireplaces within buildings, charcoal grill fires within developed residential or commercial areas, and fires within wood burning stoves.
Professional fireworks displays permitted according to section 12-28-103 of the C.R.S.
Fire suppression or fire department training fires.
Small recreational fires at developed picnic or campground sites contained in permanent fire pits or fire grates with flame lengths not in excess of four feet and which are supervised by a responsible person at least 21 years of age.
Violation of these fire restrictions is a Class-2 Petty Offense, punishable by up to a $600.00 fine and a $22.00 surcharge.
Although the severe fire danger has temporarily decreased, we must all recognize that high wildfire danger does still pose a threat. We remind everyone to use caution starting and extinguishing campfires, disposing of lighted materials such as cigarettes, and other activities that involve the use of fire or sparks.
Additional information on fire restriction stages can be located at the Douglas County Emergency Management website: