July 1, 2008

Arapahoe, Centennial Have Open-Fire Ban

By Tillie Fong

An open-fire and burning ban is in effect in Arapahoe County and Centennial.The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office made the announcement Monday.The ban means that residents cannot have campfires, warming fires or fires in outdoor wood-burning stoves. Residents cannot do any prescribed burns of fence lines, fence rows, fields, farmlands, rangelands, wildlands, trash or debris. However, residents can have fires contained in liquid-fueled or gas stoves, fireplaces and wood-burning stoves inside buildings, and can use small charcoal or gas barbecue grills for cooking or warming food, as long as there are no open flames.

Originally published by Tillie Fong.

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