Rain really is a good thing for more reasons than one. One of those reasons is we can now go camping and responsibly use a campfire again in Rocky Mountain National Park. The park banned all campfires last month because of the threat of wildfires in Colorado, but as of yesterday lifted part of that ban.
You will be able to buy and set off certain fireworks for the 4th of July in Larimer County, but you still will be restricted on open fires. Yesterday, the Larimer County commissioners backed away from a proposal to ban the sale and use of fireworks in areas outside city limits. Commissioners kept in place restrictions on open burning scheduled to last through September as the Stuart Hole Fire has burned 200 acres northwest of Fort Collins.
The Hewlett Fire, burning in the Poudre Canyon west of Fort Collins, shows just how dry it is right now. Those dangerous conditions have prompted Larimer County Commissioners to extend fire restrictions on open fires, the use of fireworks, and public fireworks displays through June 15th.
The Board of Larimer County Commissioners has adopted fire restrictions on Open Fires, use of fireworks and Public Fireworks Displays beginning at 12:01 a.m. this Thursday, April 12, 2012 for unincorporated Larimer County.
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