Fire Ban

Aug 212005
Authors: Brandon Lowrey

County officials have lifted a ban on open fires and fireworks, saying increasingly moist weather has dampened the threat of a blaze.

This week may see rain and thunderstorms according to the National Weather Service.

Larimer County commissioners enacted the ban on open fires late July after weeks of heat dried out foliage, welcoming several wildfires throughout the state. The ban, which was set to expire Sept. 19, imposed fines for fireworks and fires, including cigars and cigarettes, when outside in potentially hazardous areas.

Sparklers and caps are legal to use, but state law prohibits use of larger fireworks without a permit. These being fireworks such as Roman candles and bottle rockets.

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