Stage 2 fire ban enacted in Jeffco

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By Sal Christ

The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has issued a temporary stage 2 fire ban for all of Jefferson County until further notice. According to a released statement from the department, the ban is the result of warm and dry weather conditions, which have contributed to high fire danger in unincorporated Jefferson County; the extended weather forecast is “expected to elevate the (fire danger) rating even higher” over the course of the next week.
    Effective June 28 at 8 a.m., the ban prohibits building, maintaining, attending or using any fire, including recreational fires and campfires; smoking — except within an enclosed vehicle or building; open burning; the sale, use and/or possession of all fireworks; shooting tracer rounds or using explosive type targets; and more.
    Exemptions to the ban include the use of liquid or gas-fueled appliances, approved wood pellet grills, permitted professional fireworks displays, and open fires or open burning by any federal, state or local officer in the performance of official fire suppression functions.
    For a complete list of restrictions and exemptions, visit: https://www.jeffco.us/511/Fire-Restrictions-Bans.

Contact reporter Sal Christ at sal@evergreenco.com or at 303-350-1035. Follow her on Twitter @decriture.