Release Date: Jul 10, 2018
Contact(s): Tammy Williams
FORT COLLINS, Colo., (July 10, 2018) –The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests is enacting additional Stage 2 Fire Restrictions on National Forest System lands.
Within the Stage 2 Fire Restriction area on National Forests on the Boulder, Clear Creek and Sulphur ranger districts and a small portion of the Canyon Lakes Ranger District within Boulder, Clear Creek, Grand, Gilpin, Park and Jefferson counties forest visitors may not:
Build, maintain, attend or use a fire, campfire, or stove fire. This includes charcoal grills and barbecues, coal and wood burning stoves and sheepherder’s stoves and includes their use in developed camping and picnic grounds except devices using pressurized liquid or gas (stoves, grills or lanterns) which include shut-off valves are permitted when used in an area at least three feet or more from flammable material such as grasses or pine needles.
Smoke, except within an enclosed vehicle, trailer or building.
Weld or operate an acetylene or other torch with open flame.
Operate or use any internal combustion engine (e.g. chainsaw, generator, ATV) without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order. (See order for specific details.)
Operate a chainsaw without an approved spark arresting device as described above, a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher (8 oz. capacity by weight or larger and kept with the operator) and a round point shovel with an overall length of at least 35 inches readily available for use.
Possess or use a motor vehicle off established roads, motorized trails or established parking areas, except when parking in an area devoid of vegetation within 10 feet of the vehicle.