Grand County repeals fire restrictions |

Grand County repeals fire restrictions

Sky-Hi News staff report
Grand County, CO Colorado

Recent rains have allowed the Grand County Board of Commissioners to remove the fire restrictions that have been in place in the county since early July.

After an extreme early fire season that brought numerous destructive fires to Colorado, the fire ban was removed in unincorporated Grand County as of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7.

It is now legal to have campfires outside of established campgrounds.

The U.S. Forest Service lifted its fire restrictions late last week, and the town of Winter Park and Grand Lake have policies in place that mimic county fire restrictions.

Check with the appropriate regulatory agency before lighting a fire if you’re unsure about restrictions.

A permit is still required in Grand County to burn slash or to have a fire larger than three feet in diameter.

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