Stage 1 fire restrictions
The Garfield County Sheriff, and the seven fire districts in Garfield County are implementing Stage 1 Fire Restrictions effective at 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2020. This applies to all of unincorporated Garfield County.
WHAT STAGE I FIRE RESTRICTIONS MEAN IN GARFIELD COUNTY
• Fireworks are not allowed under Stage I Fire Restrictions. Professional fireworks shows may be allowed through the permitting process.
• All burn permits are postponed/canceled until further notice.
• Campfires are only allowed within designated fire grates in developed areas (i.e. a permanent in-ground containment structure or store bought fire pit) A temporary fire pan and rock campfire rings will not be acceptable.
• No fires of any type including charcoal in undeveloped areas.
• No smoking except within a designated area, enclosed vehicle or building, a developed area or in an area free of combustibles.
• No use of fireworks or explosive materials, including “exploding” targets or bullets and tracer rounds.
• Exercise common sense and industry safety practice when welding or in operation of an acetylene or other similar torch with an open flame in an always cleared safe area of vegetation and combustibles.
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Stage 1 fire restrictions in White River National Forest, BLM lands in Garfield County-|
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Stage 1 fire restrictions in northwest Colorado on BLM lands-|
County commissioners ban fireworks use in unincorporated Garfield County for balance of 2020
On May 18, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance 2020-1 Prohibiting the Use of Fireworks in Unincorporated Garfield County for one year excluding May 31 thru July 5. On June 15, 2020, the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners banned the ignition/setting-off of all fireworks with an additional resolution prohibiting the use of fireworks in unincorporated Garfield County from Monday June 15, 2020 through Sunday July 5, 2020.