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Regarding 4th of July Fireworks In EP

Recognizing the high fire danger throughout the state, on Thursday, June 14, 2012 Gov. John W. Hickenlooper issued an order banning open burning in Colorado. View the Executive Order – Ban on Open Burning in the State of Colorado.

Included in the order is an exemption for municipal fireworks displays where specific written approval has been granted by the sheriff of the county in which the fireworks display is to occur. During its work session Wednesday, June 13 the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) board ruled that at this time it is safe to hold Estes Park’s Fourth of July fireworks display at the Lake Estes location. As a result, Fire Chief Scott Dorman will submit an application to Larimer County Justin Smith requesting formal approval. The plan is subject to change should there be changes in the fire danger status or weather conditions.

It is important to remember that the EVFPD issued a new fire restrictions/ban which took effect at noon on June 14. It is more restrictive than the order issued by Gov. Hickenlooper. The EVFPD ban includes all of the properties within town limits of Estes Park and the unincorporated areas within EVFPD boundaries. View the EVFPD open burning ban. Please contact the Fire District at 970-577-0900 if you have questions regarding the fire ban.

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