STAGE 1 FIRE BAN rescinded for CLEAR CREEK COUNTY August 28 2019

28 Aug 2019 14:33 - 24 Oct 2019 17:00 #1 by MountainTownAlerts
Temporary Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in effect 8/28/2019


These Temporary Fire Restrictions, dated and executed below, supersede all previous Fire Restrictions and Fire Bans.

Pursuant to the Annual Operating Plan regarding the implementation of Fire Restrictions and Fire Bans; and due to the continuing high fire danger conditions within Clear Creek County, the following activities are prohibited pursuant to Stage 1 Restrictions:

1. Building, maintaining, attending or using any open fire as defined in Ordinance No.8, except a fire within a permanently constructed fire grate in a developed park, campground or picnic area.

2. Sale, possessing, discharging or using any type of fireworks or other pyrotechnic device to include sparklers.

3. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area of at least three feet diameter that is barren or cleared of all combustible material.

4. All other outdoor spark or flame producing activities.

5. Shooting (discharging of fire arms of any kind) EXCEPT for hunting with a valid hunting license or within designated shooting range in Clear Creek County (which is only the Clear Creek County Sportsmen Club located on Stanley Road and the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s office range off U.S. Highway 6).

"Open Fire" is defined in Clear Creek County Ordinance No. 8 as: "Any fire outdoors for any purpose, including, but not limited to, bonfires, campfires, charcoal or wood barbeques; lighting off fireworks of any kind, trash or rubbish burning, smoking and lawn, weed, ditch or crop burning"; but excludes "propane or natural gas barbeque or liquid fuel stove if it is attended at all times and is in a fully enclosed, covered barbeque grill or is contained within a liquid fuel stove."

NOTE: Burn permits issued and not executed prior to the effective date of these Temporary Fire Restrictions shall not be authorized unless approved by the issuing agency on the day of execution.

Exemptions approved under these Temporary Fire Restrictions:

Persons with a valid written permit from the Sheriff or appropriate Fire Authority which specifically authorizes the prohibited act.
Any Federal, State, or local Law Enforcement or Fire Officer acting in the performance of an official duty.
Charcoal grill fires at private residences.
Open fires required in religious ceremonies and for which a valid written permit has been granted in advance by the local Fire Department or District.
Individuals operating under any of the above exemptions shall take adequate measures to prevent uncontrolled fires. Measures include, but are not limited to:

1. Containers of adequate water or dry soil nearby; and/or
2. Shovels, fire extinguishers, or other extinguishing agents nearby and/or
3. Coordination with the local Fire Department or District to be on scene or standby during an activity.

Violators may be charged with 4th degree Arson and/or Reckless Endangerment, or as provided in Clear Creek County Ordinance No. 8.

These Temporary Fire Restrictions will become effective at 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, and shall remain in effect until superseded or repealed.

Executed this 28th day of July, 2019, at 12:00 P.M.

Rick Albers

Due to continued dry conditions throughout the region, as of noon today, 8/28/2019, Sheriff Albers has initiated a Stage 1 fire ban for Clear Creek County. Prohibited activities and exceptions attached.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Please direct questions or concerns to the Sheriff's Office Dispatch at 303-679-2393.

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24 Oct 2019 17:01 #2 by MountainTownAlerts
Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office
Press Release:
12:00pm, Noon

Fire Ban Lifted

Sheriff Rick Albers has lifted the Fire Ban for the unincorporated areas of Clear Creek County. Clear Creek County will no longer have any fire restrictions as of 10/24/2019 at 12:00pm, Noon.

The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office has assessed the conditions of Clear Creek County and determined that no fire restrictions are needed at this time.

We will continue to monitor conditions and place restrictions as they are needed. We continue to ask the public to continue to use caution when dealing with open fires, and discharging firearms.

Residents and visitors are reminded to ensure that any fire is completely out prior to leaving a fire site unattended.
Please note, the fire ban is still in effect until 12:00pm, Noon, on 10/24/2019.

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