The original order that began August 18, 2020, will go through not only through the end of October, but through November as well.

The Larimer County Commissioners recently voted 3-0 to extend the order, upon recommendation from the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.

The first thing I think of, is 'What does it all entail?'

Here are the things that ARE banned:

  • Charcoal and wood pellet grills
  • Propane fire pits.
  • elding, or operating acetylene or other torches.
  • Smoking in the open, including trails, parks, and open spaces or outside of buildings.
  • Fireworks or fireworks displays produced by combustion, detonation or deflagration.
  • Incendiary devices, including sky lanterns, exploding ammunition, exploding targets, and tracer ammunition.
  • Fires in permanently constructed outside stationary masonry or metal fireplaces.

Things that are NOT Banned:

  • Propane grills.
  • Operation of an internal combustion engine with a spark arresting device properly installed.
  • Emergency signal devices and flares.
  • Fires and wood stoves located inside permanent structures.
  • Pressurized liquid or gas stoves, grills, lanterns, and heaters with shut-off valves in an area at least three feet away from any flammable/combustible materials.

Larimer County states that anyone violating the restrictions could be fined, but given the Cameron Peak, East Troublesome, and Cal-Wood Fires, let's hope that folks can be sensible.

Get more on the order from Larimer County HERE.

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