Saturday, September 25, 2010

Adams County Fire Bans

On September 24, 2010, Adams County Sheriff Doug Darr declared a Fire Hazard Emergency Ban on open fires for all portions of unincorporated Adams County east of Gun Club Road. This ban becomes effective at 8:00 a.m. on September 27, 2010.

The Sheriff’s position as fire warden for his County obligates him to take charge of, control, and extinguish forest and prairie fires under Colorado Revised Statute 18-8-101 (1) (2). The emergency ban was created because the extreme fire danger in eastern Adams County. The ban will remain in effect until the order is officially rescinded by Sheriff Darr.

Open fires or open burning is defined as any outdoor fire, including, but not limited to: campfires; warming fires; fires in outdoor wood-burning stoves (chimney sparks); and the prescribed burning of fence lines, fence rows, fields, farmlands, rangelands, wild lands, trash or debris.

Anyone who violates this Fire Hazard Emergency Ban could be subject to criminal charges that vary based on the facts and circumstances of the incident.

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