Park County Burn Ban 5.22.18

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MountainTownAlerts created the topic: Park County Burn Ban 5.22.18 22 May 2018 10:34 #1

From Platte Canyon Fire:
As of 5/22/2018. Park County is in a county wide burn ban until further notice.

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Park County Burn Ban 5.22.18 23 May 2018 10:25 #2

Official order from the Park County Sheriff with details on what is permitted:

Burn Ban Restrictions
Park County Sheriff's Office·Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The following acts are PROHIBITED on ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY

  • Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire, including charcoal, except in a designated campground in a designated metal fire ring.
  • Smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is ba1Ten or cleared of all flammable materials.
  • Operating motorized vehicles off designated roads or trails.
  • Blasting, welding or other activities, which generate flame or flammable material.
  • Fireworks and model rocketry.
  • Using explosive targets and metal jacketed bullets.
  • Operating a chain saw without a 1 0lb ABC or 2 ½ gallon pressurized or equivalent fire extinguisher, and large size pointed shovel readily available for quick use.

Exceptions:
  • Persons with a written exemption from the Sheriff that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
  • Persons using a fire solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels.
  • Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by the Sheriff.
  • Any Federal, State or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
  • May use lead bullets only for target practice.
  • Approved fully contained outdoor wood burning furnace/boiler.
  • For commercial operations authorized under contract or pe1mit, internal and external combustion engines may be operated as approved by the Forest Service within designated areas.

*Individual Fire Protection Districts may impose more strict restrictions than listed above within their respective district boundaries.
parkco.us/DocumentCenter/View/2915/Park-County-Burn-Ban

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Park County Burn Ban 5.22.18 26 May 2018 15:16 #3

FYI, from the Park County Sheriff's Office:
Most of us do NOT have an extra $1,000 laying around. Our deputies are writing these #BurnBan tickets this weekend. Don’t throw away $1,000, don’t burn.


www.facebook.com/ParkCountySheriff/photo..._id=1527200320623738

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Park County Burn Ban 5.22.18 28 Jun 2018 17:02 #4

Update to Burn Ban:

Please review the attached update to the Burn Ban in effect for Park County. In particular, take note of line item 6 under the list of Prohibited activities on ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY within Park County.

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Park County Burn Ban 5.22.18 30 Jun 2018 10:04 #5

Burn Ban
June 30, 2018 8:44 AM
NO OPEN BURNING IN PARK COUNTY
This means no burning of any material or substance, including rubbish, wastepaper, wood, vegetative material or any other flammable material, outside

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Park County Burn Ban 5.22.18 02 Jul 2018 17:13 #6

From Park County Sheriff's Office July 2, 2018:

The U.S. Forest Service is no longer allowing any campfires of any kind. This means that even campfires in designated, enclosed fire pits are not allowed. Please review the attached update to the #BurnBan in effect for Park County and take note of this update and other prohibited activities covered by the ban. More Info: bit.ly/firebanupdate1



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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Park County Burn Ban 5.22.18 23 Jul 2018 07:50 #7

From Park County
Latest Update:
July 23, 2018 7:17 AM

As of 07/20/2018 – per Sheriff Wegener

Sheriff Wegener will allow (ON FOREST SERVICE LAND, BLM AND STATE PARKS) The building, maintaining or using fire in constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grate within developed recreation sites and the use of portable stoves, lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum, pressurized liquid fuel or a fully enclosed (sheepherder type) stove with a ¼ spark arrester type screen is permitted. As detailed in the stage 1 fire restrictions that went into effect July 19th at 12:01 am.

Target shooting is allowed using LEAD BULLENTS ONLY

THERE IS NO CHANGE ON PRIVATE LAND – BURN BAN REMAINS IN EFFECT

Maria Mitchell for Sheriff Wegener

July 19th USFS Stage I Fire Restrictions: mymountaintown.com/forum/46-scanner-emer...fective-july-19-2018

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