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Open Burning Restrictions In Effect For The Town Of Estes Park

Due to the lack of precipitation in the last 30 days, red flag warnings, windy conditions and the high fire danger as seen from the devastation of the Four-mile Canyon fire, Fire Chief Scott Dorman has issued open burning restrictions within the city limits of Estes Park. These restrictions (per Municipal Code Section 8.04.075) shall apply to all open fires including the following:

• Building, maintaining, attending or using fire for slash burning, campfire, recreational fires or educational fires.

• Use of all fireworks including approved fireworks (i.e. sparklers, fountains).

• 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.

• 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, portable charcoal grills on private property, LPG or natural gas fired portable grills, other petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices, flares used by Public Safety agencies to warn the public of danger, training fires used by Public Safety agencies or public fireworks displays with fire department presence.

These restrictions shall be effective from 5:00 p.m., September 7, 2010 until otherwise lifted or changed by the Fire Chief or his designee.

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