Dillon enacts fire ban

Daily News staff report

Dillon is enacting a Stage 1 fire restriction for the town, following in the steps of other towns and unincorporated areas of Summit County.

These restrictions are being made in coordination with the U.S. Forest Service, which has also instituted Stage 1 fire restrictions in the White River National Forest. The current fire danger indicators are at the high to very high level and the weather forecast predicts continued dryness with the potential for high winds.

A Stage 1 fire ban prohibits open fires, the use of fireworks within the town, with the following exceptions:

> fires contained within liquid-fueled, gas-fueled or charcoal-fueled stoves or grills;

> fires contained within self-contained outdoor fire bowls, chimneys or chimineas with screen covers on private property (if placed on a concrete or asphalt surface);

> charcoal-fueled fires within permanent fire pits on privately owned property if: such contained charcoal fire is under constant supervision; adequate fire suppression apparatus is available at the location of the contained charcoal fire; notice of the contained charcoal fire has been provided to the local fire district;

> pre-approved public fireworks displays.

An open fire is defined as any outdoor fire, including but not limited to campfires, warming fires, bonfires, or the prescribed burning of fence rows, fields, wild lands, trash and debris.

For more info, contact police chief Steve Neumeyer at (970) 262-3402.

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