Frisco bans open fires and fireworks |

Frisco bans open fires and fireworks

FRISCO – Town council members unanimously enacted an emergency ordinance at their Tuesday night meeting to ban the use and sale of fireworks and open burning in the town of Frisco.

As a result of the existing extreme fire danger in the county, the town is joining the county in the ban, which will remain in effect until Dec. 31, unless repealed by the council at an earlier date.

The ordinance bans setting fires within the town limits, outside of an enclosed structure, to grass, wood or any other combustible material, except for: fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves and charcoal grill fires at private residences, licensed businesses and town-sponsored special events; and fires authorized by a Fire Protection District, United States Forest Service, DRReC or the Summit County Environmental Health Department pursuant to a properly issued burn permit or U.S. Forest Service administrative approval.

Charcoal grills have been removed from all town parks. Citizens may bring propane grills or stoves to the parks for their private use in the parks. Extreme caution is still urged when using private outdoor grills.

Park users, especially at the Peninsula Recreation Area ball fields, trails and disc golf course, are urged to not smoke and, in any case, to be careful when disposing of cigarette butts.

By ordinance, the Frisco Police Department will now have the authority to enforce the ban on open burning and fireworks. Council members informed the police department to operate with zero tolerance for offenders.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User