Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Remain in Effect in Douglas County | Environment
On July 8th, 2012 Governor Hickenlooper rescinded Executive Order D 2012-029 which was enacted on June 14, 2012 and placed the State of Colorado on a statewide fire ban. However, the rescinding of Executive Order of D 2012-029 has no impact on Douglas County Ordinance No. O-003-001 and the Douglas County Ordinance will remain in effect.
On June 18, 2012, The Douglas County Board of Commissioners reinstated Ordinance No. O-003-001, an Ordinance Restricting Open Fires and Open Burning in the Unincorporated areas of Douglas County including the National Forest.
By Order of Sheriff David A. Weaver Stage 2 fire restrictions shall remain in place until further Executive Order of the Sheriff or formal action by the Board of County Commissioners.
- Open burning of any kind.
- Use and sale of fireworks.
- Use of charcoal grills and fires in chimineas, other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits.
- Campfires at developed campgrounds or picnic areas.
- Cooking on gas or liquid fueled stoves or grills.
Violation of these fire restrictions is a Class-2 Petty Offense, punishable by up to a $600.00 fine and a $22.00 surcharge. Additional information on fire restriction stages can be located at the Douglas County Emergency Management website www.dcsheriff.net/emergencymanagement/Fire_Restrictions.html
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