Jefferson County Sheriff Ted Mink ordered Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for all areas of unincorporated Jefferson County, including federal lands.
As of press time, all municipal firework shows are still scheduled.
Activities prohibited under the restrictions include campfires outside of permanent fire grates, smoking outside of designated areas or not in enclosed space, open burns such as bonfires and the illegal use of fireworks.
Exceptions under the restrictions include use of liquid or gas-fueled appliances, approved wood pellet grills, charcoal grills, portable outdoor fireplaces, portable outdoor fireplaces, recreational fires, tiki torches, chimineas, and fire pits, welding and cutting torch appliances, permitted fires by people with a permit, fire department training fires and fire suppression functions by government officials.
All excepted uses must not be closer than 30 feet from an undeveloped area.
For up-to-date information on the fire restrictions, visit www.jeffco.us/sheriff/community/fire-restrictions-and-bans.