Sometimes it is confusing to understand stages of a fire restrictions. As such it is important to know that the Stage 2 Fire Restrictions we are in … are the highest level of fire restrictions, for the more extreme situations. (The order is no restrictions, stage 1 and then stage 2.)
Technically: STAGE 2 Fire Restrictions help land management agencies reduce fire risk and prevent wildfires during periods of high to extreme fire danger.
Each of our counties are in Stage 2 fire restrictions. In order for you to find and comply with restrictions we have placed a banner at the top of every page of the CCCVFD website, like this:
Here are the per county links:
Please note these restrictions cover recreational fires, grilling, smoking outdoors, use of firearms, use of internal combustion engines without a spark arrestor, and more. Please take time to review your county’s restrictions.
Some highlights from Boulder:
Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire outdoors is prohibited. This includes charcoal grills, BBQs, coal and wood burning stoves.
Some highlights from Jefferson:
The building, maintaining, attending, or using any fire is prohibited during a Stage 2 fire ban. Recreational fires and/or campfires are prohibited.
Some highlights from Gilpin:
No building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, coal or any type of charcoal fueled broiler or open fire of any type; No smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building; No shooting or discharging firearms for recreational purposes on public or private lands, except for hunting with a valid and current hunting license;
Please review the restrictions:
Please review your county’s restrictions so you understand the full scope of what they cover, and thank you for your support in keeping our community free from wildfire.