GOLDEN, Colo. - Strict Stage 2 fire restrictions have been lifted in unincorporated Jefferson County, as a result of recent rainfall and the reduced threat of wildfire.
State 1 restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.
Under Stage 1 restrictions, campfires are prohibited except in a permanently constructed fire grate in a developed campground, private residence or picnic area. Those want to have private residential campfires are encouraged to contact their local fire agency and advise of start and finish times to alleviate smoke check requests.
Smoke is approved only within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area of at least 6 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared or all combustible material.
Open burning, including “bon fires” that require a permit from the fire authority having jurisdiction, will not be allowed during these restrictions.
Any fireworks that leave the ground are still prohibited.
Gas barbecues and wood pellet grills are except, as are charcoal grills not closer than 30 feet from an undeveloped area.
Recreational fires, Tiki toches, chimineas and fire pits from be at least 30 feet from an undeveloped area.
Welding and cutting torch appliances may only be operated in an area no closer than 30 feet from an undeveloped area.
Individuals operating under any of the above exemptions should take adequate measures to prevent uncontrolled fires.