Routt County imposes heightened fire restrictions
June 26, 2012
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
■ Steamboat, Oak Creek and Yampa will consider Stage 2 restrictions within the next week.
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