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Open Burning Restrictions In Effect


Open Burning Restrictions in effect for the Estes Valley Fire Protection District

In response to the very high fire danger in the Estes Park area, the recent local fire activity within Larimer and Boulder Counties, and the continuing drought conditions, Fire Chief Scott Dorman has issued open burning restrictions within the Town limits of Estes Park and the unincorporated areas within the Estes Valley Fire Protection District. These restrictions shall apply to all open fires including 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, 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 and public fireworks display with fire department approval.

These restrictions shall be effective from 12:00 Noon , April 5, 2011 until otherwise lifted or changed by the Fire Chief or his designee.

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