NOTICE OF TOWN FIRE RESTRICTIONS EFFECTIVE JUNE 28, 2013


Open fires and the use of fireworks are prohibited within the Town limits of the Town of Grand Lake, effective as of 12:00 Noon, Friday, June 28, 2013.
 For the purposes of this ban, open fires shall be defined as any outdoor fire of any type, including but not limited to campfires, warming fires, bonfires, fires in pits or barrels, chimeneas and fire pits or other similar burning devices, slash burning, wood and charcoal grill fires on public property, igniting fused explosives, igniting fireworks of all kinds and brands, and burning of fence rows, irrigation ditches, fields, wildlands, trash and debris.
 This fire ban excludes fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves or grills, fireplaces within buildings, self-contained and enclosed charcoal grills (off the ground) at private residences, permanent fire pits or grates located in Elk Creek Campground and Town authorized public/commercial fireworks displays.
 Smoking is permitted only in designated smoking areas as allowed under state law. Because sparks and hot ashes from any source contribute to the fire danger, smoking is strongly discouraged except within enclosed vehicles and private homes and buildings.
 Violations of this fire ban may be enforced by the Grand County Sheriff's Department and any other peace officer with authority in Grand County, CO. in accordance with any relevant state, county or local law. Anyone starting, maintaining, or permitting an open fire shall be responsible for any and all costs associated with extinguishing the fire and for any damages caused as a result of the fire as well as all fines and penalties allowed by law.
 Section 7-2-4(b), Fireworks, of the Town of Grand Lake Municipal Code prohibits the sale of any type of fireworks, including fountains, pinwheels, sparklers, or torches, within the town limits.
 Due to the unusual and very high fire danger conditions, the conditions of this ban shall be in effect until amended or rescinded.
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So ordered as authorized by Town of Grand Lake Municipal Code 2-2-9.