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Local agencies step up enforcement in wake of fire danger

The U.S. Forest Service has banned all fires in the Routt National Forest

What’s prohibited under Stage 2 fire restrictions

■ Open flames, including campfires, stove fires and use of charcoal grills

■ Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building

■ Possessing or using fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices, including tracer ammunition

■ Using explosives, including targets that could explode

■ Using any internal or external combustion engines (such as chain saws) without a properly working spark arrester

■ Possessing or using a vehicle off road except when parking in areas cleared of vegetation

■ Welding or operating an acetylene or torch with an open flame