Dry weather causes Town to implement fire restrictions

The wildfire in Boulder County is a reminder that winter in Colorado can be dry. With safety and fire prevention in mind today, the Town of Castle Rock implemented fire restrictions.

 

Acting on authority granted by Town Council, Town Manager David L. Corliss and Fire and Rescue Chief Art Morales implemented the Stage 1 restrictions.

 

Under Stage 1 restrictions, there shall be no:

  • Open burning of any kind
  • Use and sale of fireworks

 

However, fireplaces within buildings are allowed. Also allowed under the restrictions are:

  • Fires within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, fireplaces within buildings, charcoal grill fires within developed residential or commercial areas, and fires within wood burning stoves
  • Chimineas, fire pits, and charcoal smokers on private property away from combustibles
  • Professional fireworks displays
  • Fire suppression or fire department training fires
  • Tiki torches, or small recreational fires at developed picnic or campground sites contained in fixed permanent metal/steel fire pits (rock fire rings are considered temporary and not permanent) with flame lengths not in excess of 4 feet

 

The Fire Chief or Town Manager can impose higher-level Stage 2 restrictions if conditions warrant. Check CRgov.com/firebans for any updates regarding the current restriction level.

 

People found to be in violation of the Town’s fire restrictions are subject to punishment of a $1,000 fine, 180 days in jail or both.

 

Inquiries regarding the current status of fire restrictions in Town should be directed to the Fire Chief’s Office, 303-660-1066.

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