Routt County imposes heightened fire restrictions |

Routt County imposes heightened fire restrictions

At a glance

What’s prohibited under Stage 2 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.

Where Stage 2 restrictions are in effect:

■ Unincorporated areas of Routt County

■ Routt National Forest

■ Bureau of Land Management land

■ State land

■ Hayden

■ Steamboat, Oak Creek and Yampa will consider Stage 2 restrictions within the next week.

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