BLM, USFS and Hot Sulphur Springs announce fire restrictions
Grand County announced fire restriction in unincorporated Grand County on Friday, July 15 at 1:25 p.m. .
However, all towns and government organization make their own declarations.
As of Saturday, July 16, the following towns and government entities have fire restrictions in place:
Unincorporated Grand County, Fraser, Hot Sulphur Springs and Granby,
The USFS and BLM announced Stage 1 Fire Restrictions to be in effect for the Sulphur Ranger District of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and BLM land located in Grand County. These restrictions include a fire or use charcoal, coal, or wood stoves, except within a developed recreation site, use of explosives, including fireworks, smoking, except in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while in an area at least three feet in diameter cleared of all flammable materials, operating a chainsaw without an approved spark arrester properly installed and in effective working order, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame except in cleared areas of at least 10 feet in diameter and in possession of a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher.
The following are banned in unincorporated Grand County, Fraser, Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs: open fires, the use or sale of fireworks.
Residents of unincorporated Grand County may still use gas-fueled appliances, wood pellet grills and stoves, charcoal barbeque grills at private residences or developed parks, campgrounds and picnic areas, portable outdoor fireplaces, Tiki torches, welding and cutting torch appliances, and fires to inflate commercial hot air balloons.
Officials from the Town of Grand Lake will be meeting with their board on July 25 for a decision on fire restrictions. They do not have any restrictions in place.
The Town of Kremmling does not have any additional fire restrictions from what they have year-round.
Winter Park town officials have not returned phone calls as of Sunday, July 17.
This story has been updated to reflect that the Town of Kremmling does not have any additional fire restrictions from what they have year-round.
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