Park County enacts fire ban |

Park County enacts fire ban

Daily News staff report

Dry, warm weather has caused the fire danger to become extreme in Park County, spurring a Stage 1 fire restriction in the county. According to a press release from the Park County Sheriff’s Office, the ban began Monday at 11 a.m.

According to the sheriff, the Stage I restriction prohibits the following on all private property, public land, roads and trails described herein, until further notice:

1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire except a fire within a permanent constructed fire grate in a developed campground.

2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.


a. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.

b. Persons using a fire solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels.

c. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice. .

d. Any Federal. State or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.

Individual Fire Protection Districts may impose stricter restrictions than listed above within their respective district boundaries.

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