Breck lifts stage 2 fire ban
On Wednesday, July 18, Breckenridge Mayor John Warner, with input from the Breckenridge Police Chief and Red White & Blue Fire Chief, determined that recent rainfall had greatly reduced the threat of a wildfire within the Town, and that the previously imposed fire restrictions are no longer needed to protect public health, safety, and welfare.
Mayor Warner’s declaration is in keeping with a recent decision by the Board of County Commissioners to end their “Stage 2 Fire Restrictions” in the unincorporated areas of the county and the White River National Forest to end restrictions as of July 20. Such action is further evidence that it is no longer necessary for fire restrictions to be imposed within the Town, over and above the permanent restrictions on open burning with Breckenridge Town Code.
While Town Code does not allow for any open burning within the Town limits, the following exceptions are allowed:
• Liquid or gas fueled stoves
• Fireplaces or stoves located within fully enclosed buildings or structures
• Charcoal grills located at a private residence
• Commercially designed and manufactured outdoor fireplaces that are assembled, located and operated according to manufacturer’s instructions.
For more information, please contact the Breckenridge Police Department at 970.453.2941.
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