Posted: Jul 3, 2012 3:36 AM by Kate Richards
Updated: Jul 3, 2012 11:31 PM
Because of the extremely high fire danger and the demand of fire fighting resources from the Waldo Canyon Fire, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office has elevated fire restrictions to Stage II.
Here's what that means:
NO burning campfires,
Outdoor woodburning stoves
NO explosives, outdoor welding, or use of acetylene or other torch with open flames other than in an area cleared of all flammable materials
NO sale or use of fireworks of all kinds
NO outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building
Fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas fueled stoves are permitted.
Violations of these restrictions may result in fines up to $1,000.