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It’s been a very dry winter, and as weather warms, fire dangers will increase. That’s why the Town is implementing Stage 1 Fire Restrictions beginning today.Acting on authority granted by Town Council, Town Manager David L. Corliss and Fire and Rescue Chief Art Morales implemented the restrictions.Stage 1 Fire Restrictions prohibit the following:•Open burning of any kind•Use of fireworksActivities that are allowed include:•Fires within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, fireplaces within buildings, charcoal grill fires within developed residential or commercial areas, and fires within wood burning stoves within buildings only•Professional fireworks displays permitted according to section 12-28-103 of the C.R.S.•Fire suppression or fire department training fires•Small recreational fires at developed picnic or campground sites contained in fixed permanent metal/steel fire pits (rock fire rings are considered temporary and not permanent) with flame lengths not in excess of four feet or the residential use of charcoal grills, tiki torches, fires in chimineas or other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits, so long as said fires are supervised by a responsible person at least 18 years of age•Professional fireworks displaysPeople found to be in violation of the Town’s fire restrictions are subject to punishment of a $1,000 fine, 180 days in jail or both.The Town will continue to monitor conditions. Stay tuned to CRgov.com/firebans for current information. Inquiries regarding the current status of fire restrictions in Town should be directed to the Fire Chief’s Office, 303-660-1066.