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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Town moves from Stage 2 to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

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Slightly improved conditions in the area have lowered the wildfire risk and led the Town to move 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 and may reinstate Stage 2 fire restrictions 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
  • Small recreational fires at developed picnic 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 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 fire restriction information. Inquiries regarding the current status in Town should be directed to the Fire Chief’s office, 303-660-1066 or fire@CRgov.com.

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