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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Stage 2 Fire Restriction Enacted

Grand County has enacted a Stage 2 Fire Restriction effective at 6 a.m. Friday, June 25.

The following activities and uses are also prohibited under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions:

    Building, maintaining, attending, or using an open fire (including charcoal grills), either in a campground or at a private residence. No outdoor fires unless it is gas and can be turned off. 

    The possession, use and sale of permissible fireworks. Only permitted, professional fireworks displays are allowed. It is the decision of the local jurisdiction to host a fireworks display. 

    Welding or operating torches with an open flame. 

    The use of incendiary devices such as explosives, exploding or tracer ammunition, exploding targets, or rockets. 

    Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building. Dispose of smoking materials in places where they cannot be a source of ignition. Never throw them from car windows. 

    Operating a chainsaw without an USDA or SAE approved spark-arresting device properly installed and in working order. 

The following activities and uses are allowed under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions:

    Permissible fireworks according to state statute. The permitted, professional fireworks displays in Grand County are allowed.

    Liquid or Gas-fueled Devices: heating devices, stoves, grills, lanterns, fire pits, fireplaces or fire tables that include shut-off valves are permitted when used in an area at least three or more from flammable materials such as grasses or pine needles.

    Fires Contained Inside Permanent Structures: Any fire contained within a fireplace, stove, wood burning stove, or pellet stove designed for and located within a fully enclosed permanent structure.


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