Apr 5, 2011 8:15 PM by Greg Boyce
El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa has ordered Stage One Fire Restrictions to be put in place due to continued dry weather and windy conditions. Fire danger is in the high to extreme range.
The fire restrictions go in effect immediately.
The following activities are prohibited:
These restrictions do not include operation of liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, indoor fireplaces and wood-burning stoves, outdoor charcoal grills and wood-burning stoves, providing they are at private residences and in an area cleared of all flammable materials including dry vegetation.
If weather conditions do not change in the near future, El Paso County may go to Stage II Fire Restrictions.