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Posted on: June 11, 2018

Temporary Stage 2 Fire Ban effective at noon 7-9-18 (Updated)

TEMPORARY STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS REVISED JULY 9, 2018

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY STATE OF COLORADO

Thes Revised Temporary Fire Restrictions, dated and executed below, supersede all previous Fire Restrictions and Fire Bans.

THESE REVISED TEMPORARY FIRE RESTRICTIONS APPLY TO ALL
LANDS IN UNINCORPORATED CLEAR CREEK COUNTY

FIRE RESTRICTIONS
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nt to the Annual Operating Plan regarding the implementation of Fire Restriction and FirBans; and due to the continuing high fire danger conditions within Clear Creek  County, the following  activities are prohibited pursuant to Stage 2 Restrictions:

  1.   Building, maintaining, attending or using any Open Fire as defined in Ordinance No.8. ''Open Fire" is defined in Clear Creek  County Ordinance No. 8 as: "Any fire outdoors for any  purpose,  including,  but not  limited  to, bonfires, campfires, charcoal  or wood barbeques; lighting  off fireworks  of any  kind, trash or rubbish  burning, smoking  and lawn,  weed, ditch or crop  burning";  but excludes "propane  or natural  gas  barbeque or liquid fuel stove if it is attended at all times and is in a fully enclosed, covered barbeque grill or is contained within a liquid fuel stove."
  2. Sale, possessing, discharging or using any type of fireworks or other pyrotechnic device, including sparklers.
  3. Smoking, except with in an enclosed vehicle or building, or while stopped in an area of at least six feet diameter that is barren or cleared of all combustible material.
  4. Possessing or using a motor vehicle off roads, EXCEPT when parking in an area devoid of vegetation  within  10 feet of the roadway  or driveway  serving  private property; and EXCEPT  for   parking   overnight   in   Forest   Service   developed   campgrounds  and trailheads; no off road (cross-country  travel) of any kind.
  5. All other outdoor spark- or flame-producing activities.
  6. Shooting (discharging of fire arms of any kind).
  7. Operating a chain saw without having (a) a USDA or SAE approved spark arresting device properly installed and in proper working order, (b) an extinguishing source, water, pressurized water extinguisher, or a proper chemical pressurized extinguisher, large enough to handle nearby hazards, and (c) at least one large-size, pointed shovel with an overall length of at least thirty-six inches, readily available for quick use.
  8. Operating welding and  cutting  torch  appl iances, except  within  an area  that  is barren  or cleared  of all  combustible material  at  least  30  feet  in al l  directions from  the  operating equipment.  
WELDING  AND CUTTING TORCH  APPLIANCES: Gas cylinder  mixtures, electric and/or  portable  powered  welders  and cutting appliances which  produce heat, flame, sparks,  molten  metal slag, etc.


NOTE:             Burn permits issued and not executed prior to the effective date of these Temporary Fire Restrictions shall not be authorized unless approved by the issuing agency on the day of execution.

EXEMPTIONS APPROVED UNDER THESE TEMPORARY FIRE RESTRICTIONS

Persons with a valid written permit from the Sheriff or appropriate Fire Authority which specifically authorizes the prohibited act.

Any Federal, State, or local Law Enforcement or Fire Officer acting in the performance of an official duty.

Charcoal grill fires at private residences.

Open fires required in religious ceremonies and for which a valid written perm it has been granted in advance by the local Fire Department or District.

Individuals operating under any of the above exemptions shall take adequate measures to prevent uncontrolled fires. Measures include, but are not limited to:

  1. Containers of  adequate water or  dry  soil nearby; and/or
  2. Shovels, fire extinguishers, or other extinguishing agents nearby and/or
  3. Coordination with the local Fire Department or District to be on scene or standby during an activity.

ENFORCEMENT

Violators may be charged with 4th degree Arson and/or Reckless Endangerment, or as provided in Clear Creek County Ordinance No. 8.

These Revised Fire Restrictions will become effective at 12:00 P.M. on Monday, July 9, 2018, and shall remain in effect until superseded or repealed.

Executed this 9th day of July, 2018, at 10:00 A.M.


CLEAR CREEK COUNTY SHERIFF
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Rick Albers



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