On Tuesday, open fire restrictions were extended for the unincorporated portions of Larimer County. The restrictions are in effect until September 15, according to a Larimer County Sheriff Press Release.
The restrictions include a ban of open fire, smoking in the open, fireworks, incendiary devices and welding. Any person who knowingly violates the restrictions can be fined.
The restrictions were put into place based on a recommendation from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and the unanimous approval by the Board of County Commissioners. Hot, dry and windy conditions have caused the danger of wildfire to be very high in Larimer County.
On Sunday, wildfire “Starwood Fire” was first reported east of 1000 North County Road 59 and north of 80C (Cherokee Park Road). The fire developed into a 350-acre blaze.
There have not been any reports of damage or injuries, but containing the fire demanded the help of 120 personal according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
The Ordinance for the Regulation of Open Burning in Unincorporated Larimer County can be found at: http://larimer.org/policies/fire_ban_ordinance.pdf.
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