Leaving a campfire unattended in a forested or grassland area can now elicit a $750 fine and a maximum sentence of 6 months imprisonment per a new Colorado law, one of a handful that went into effect July 1.
The new law states: "Any person who starts or maintains a campfire commits the offense of leaving a campfire unattended if he or she knowingly or recklessly:
Fails to reasonably attend the campfire at all times; or
Fails to thoroughly extinguish the campfire before leaving the site."
People who leave them unattended anywhere else in the state can be fined up to $50.
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