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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Town transitions from Stage 2 to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

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The cooler weather and moisture this week has helped reduce the current fire danger. As a result, the Town is moving from Stage 2 to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions beginning today.

Acting on the authority granted by Town Council, Town Manager David L. Corliss and Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Chief Norris Croom III have transitioned the Town to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.

Castle Rock Fire and Rescue will continue to closely monitor moisture levels and other conditions. Stage 2 fire restrictions could be reinstated if dry conditions return and fire risk increases.

For now, residents are free to responsibly use campfires in approved areas, among the other practices that had been prohibited under the Stage 2 restrictions.

As a reminder, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions prohibit the following:
Open burning of any kind
Use of fireworks (Note that Town Code states personal fireworks are only allowed on July 4.)

Activities that are allowed include:

  • 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 within buildings only
  • Professional fireworks displays permitted according to section 12-28-103 of the C.R.S.
  • Fire suppression or fire department training fires
  • Fires contained in fixed permanent metal/steel fire pits (rock fire rings are considered temporary and not permanent) with flame lengths not in excess of four feet or the residential use of charcoal grills, tiki torches, fires in chimineas or other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits, so long as said fires are supervised by a responsible person at least 18 years of age

Stay tuned to CRgov.com/FireBans for current information. Inquiries regarding the fire restriction status in Town should be directed to the Fire Chief’s office, 303-660-1066 or fire@CRgov.com.

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