Jefferson County has enacted a fire ban on selected portions of the county because of high fire danger, and fire restrictions already in place will continue.
The fire ban applies to unincorporated areas west of C-470, west and south of the intersection of Wadsworth Boulevard and C-470, or west of Colorado 93.
The ban, which applies to all unincorporated county land as well as a section of the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest off Brook Forest Road, will remain in effect indefinitely.
Prohibited are all fires and campfires not enclosed in a permanent fire grate at a campground or picnic site. Also restricted is outdoor smoking, which is allowed only in areas clear of combustible material in at least a 3-foot radius. All fireworks sales and use are also prohibited.
Burn permits that had been issued prior to the ban are also void unless the issuing agency grants special permission.
Residents are allowed to use liquid or gas stoves and can have barbecues in charcoal grills at their residences.
Violations of the ban are punishable by a maximum fine of $600.