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Stage 1 fire restrictions in effect


Information provided by Douglas County

Despite the snow fall in recent weeks, Stage 1 fire restrictions remain in effect for Douglas County.

Prohibited activities include open burning of any kind and use and sale of fireworks. Allowable activities include 1) 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; 2) Professional fireworks displays permitted according to section 12-28-103 of the Colorado Revised Statutes; 3) Fire suppression or fire department training fires; 4) Tiki torches, 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 fine and a $22 surcharge.

Additional information can be located at the Douglas County Emergency Management website at www.dcsheriff.net/emergencymanagement/Fire_Restrictions.html.

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