Larimer County Adopts Fire Restrictions on Open Fires & Fireworks
Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: Jun 25, 2013
Board of County Commissioners, 970-498-7010, email@example.com
Undersheriff Bill Nelson, (970) 498-5103, firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM: Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager, (970) 498-7150, email@example.com
As of noon today, a ban on open fires for the unincorporated portions of Larimer County went into effect. Also in effect, a ban on use of fireworks and public fireworks displays are also restricted but for a specific portion of the unincorporated area:
The restrictions are set to expire on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013. Today’s restrictions were based on a recommendation from the Larimer County Sheriff’s office.
· Today’s restrictions mean that no open fires are allowed, no open camp or cooking fires.
· Smoking in the open is not allowed under these restrictions.
- No fireworks or fireworks displays (in the mapped area) are allowed under these restrictions.
- No agricultural burning is allowed under these restrictions.
NOT RESTRICTED TODAY: Contained open fires are not restricted at this time.
- Contained Open Fires mean fires in permanently constructed stationary masonry or metal fireplaces specifically designed for the purpose of combustion.
- The use ofinternal or external combustion engine with a spark arresting deviceproperly installed, maintained and in effective working order and meeting published standards.
- Fireplaces or wood stoves located inside permanent structures.
- Fires in commercially operated wood and/or charcoal fired grills designed for cooking.
- Charcoal fired grills when used at a private residence and located on a non-combustible surface of at least ten feet in diameter.
- Fires such as those in camp stoves and grills using gas or pressurized liquid,
The Sheriff may give limited exemptions from these restrictions based on his pre-approval and inspection.
Any person who knowingly violates the restrictions can be fined. The County’s complete ‘fire ordinance’ is available at: http://www.larimer.org/policies/. Individual restrictions such as these spell out which items from the ordinance are allowed and not-allowed. #####