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Stage 1 fire ban in effect in unincorporated Jeffco, areas of Clear Creek County

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A temporary stage 1 fire ban took effect at 5 p.m. June 11 in areas of unincorporated Jefferson County.

The next day, a stage 1 fire ban went into effect for the following areas of Clear Creek County, including areas in the Evergreen Fire Protection District: Floyd Hill, Saddleback, Beaver Brook and lands east of Little Bear on Highway 103.

Recreational fires, except within a permanent fire grate at a park, campground, private residence or picnic area, are prohibited. Smoking must be done in areas that are cleared of all combustible material.

Violators could face a fine up to $600.

For more information, visit www.jeffco.us/sheriff/news/2013/temporary-stage-1-fire-restrictions-issu....