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Haze clears in Routt County as wildfires grow in Moffat

A fire burns Friday about five miles south of Elk Springs off U.S. Highway 40 in western Moffat County. The fire had grown to an estimated 1

Stage 1 fire restrictions

Stage 1 restrictions prohibit:

■ Building a fire except at designated recreation sites using provided fire grates.

■ Smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.

■ Fireworks of any type, including sparklers.

■ Explosives, welding and torches. Engines are required to have a spark-arresting device correctly installed.

Violation of fire restrictions is punishable by a fine as much as $1,000 and imprisonment for as long as 12 months.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect current fire restrictions.