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Posted on: July 12, 2016

Town implements Stage 1 fire restrictions

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Fires across are state remind us all that it only takes a couple hot days to change Colorado’s fire danger status. That’s why the Town of Castle Rock today implemented Stage 1 fire restrictions.

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

Stage 1 restrictions prohibit open burning, except on developed, private property.

However, fireplaces within buildings are allowed. Also allowed under the restrictions are:
• Fires within liquid-fueled or gas stoves
• 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 (Castle Rock only allows private fireworks on July 4)
• Fire suppression or Fire Department training fires
• Tiki torches and small recreational fires at developed picnic or campground sites. (Flames cannot exceed 4 feet in length and must be supervised by a responsible person who is at least 21 years old.)

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

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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