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Release Date: Dec 3, 2012
Larimer County Sheriff's Office
John Schulz, Public Information Officer
Issued by Fern Lake Fire Information
From: Fire Chief Scott Dorman
Date: December 3, 2012
Subject: Open Burning Ban
In response to the extreme fire danger in our area, the current level of fire activity with the Fern Lake Fire and the continuing drought and wind conditions, I hereby issue an open burning ban within the Estes Valley Fire Protection District effective 12:00 noon, December 3, 2012. This ban is for ALL open fires, including the following:
Exceptions shall include: LPG or natural gas fired grills at private residences, compressed gas grills or Coleman fueled stoves and lanterns at developed campgrounds or picnic grounds, approved grills used for the commercial cooking of food, flares used by Public Safety agencies to warn the public of danger, training fires used by Public Safety agencies. Public fireworks displays with valid permit.
Please note campfires in approved developed campsites or picnic grounds and the use of charcoal grills are also prohibited.
These restrictions are dependent on the current fire danger and will be evaluated on a daily basis.
This ban shall be effective from 12:00 Noon, December 3, 2012 until otherwise lifted or changed by the Fire Chief or his designee.