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Additional restrictions placed on open fires and smoking
Contacts:Scott Vargo, Summit County Manager: 970-485-1880Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff's Office: 970-423-8901SUMMIT COUNTY – A resolution imposing Stage 2 fire restrictions was enacted June 28 by the Summit County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at the request of Summit County Sheriff Jaime Fitzsimons, and with the concurrence of local fire districts.
The BOCC adopted Stage 1 fire restrictions on June 12, 2018. The resolution adopted June 28 places additional restrictions on open fires within Summit County because of increasingly dangerous fire conditions, extremely dry forest conditions and the ignition of nearby wildfires, including in neighboring Grand County and Park County.The Stage 2 level restrictions adopted by the BOCC prohibit “open burning” as follows:The term “open burning” means any outdoor fire, including but not limited to campfires, warming fires, charcoal grill fires, explosives, fireworks and any other activity that poses a significant risk of starting a fire. The following activities are also prohibited:
EXEMPTIONS. The term “open burning” does not include fires in:
In addition to the Stage 2 level restrictions, the Summit County Public Shooting Range has also been closed indefinitely."Summit County residents are keenly aware of our considerable wildfire risks, and increased restrictions are necessary to reduce that risk within our community," County Commissioner Dan Gibbs said.View the full text (pdf) of the approved Resolution 2018-39.