Modification to Open Burning Restrictions
Due to the recent rains and increased fuel moistures that have reduced the fire danger in our area, the open burning restrictions that were established on June, 20, 2013 have been modified. This modification allows for the use of portable charcoal grills used at a private residence on a non-combustible surface of at least 10ft in diameter as outlined in the Larimer County burn restrictions dated June 25, 2013. This includes all properties within Town limits of Estes Park and the unincorporated areas within the Estes Valley Fire Protection District. The open burning restrictions still applies to the following:
1. Building, maintaining, attending or using fire for slash burning, campfire, recreational fires or educational fires.
2. Use of all fireworks including approved fireworks (i.e. sparklers, fountains).
3. Smoking on public property, except within an enclosed vehicle or building or an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
4. Welding or operating acetylene or other torch with an open flame on outdoor property unless the area is clear of all flammable materials.
Exceptions shall include: campfires or charcoal fires in approved developed campsites or picnic grounds with permanently constructed stationary masonry or metal fireplaces or grills specifically designed for the purpose of combustion, LPG or natural gas fired portable grills, other petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices, commercially operated wood and/or charcoal fired grills designed for cooking, portable charcoal grills used at a private residence on a non-combustible surface of at least 10ft in diameter, flares used by Public Safety agencies to warn the public of danger, training fires used by Public Safety agencies or persons with a permit for such actions, public fireworks display with fire department approval.
This modification shall be effective from 12:00 PM, July 15, 2013 until otherwise lifted or changed by the Fire Chief or his designee.