Jeffco Fire Ban in Effect July 13, 2017

Effective noon, July 13, 2017 the Jefferson County Sheriff has issued a temporary Stage 2 fire ban for all lans in Jefferson County, which includes all of the Golden Gate Fire Protection District.

A Stage 2 Fire Ban prohibits:

 Building, maintaining, attending or using any fire.

 Recreational fires, including recreational campfires.

 Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area of at least six feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all combustible material. (2015 IFC 310.8)

 Open burning including “bon fires” that require a permit from the fire authority having jurisdiction. (2015 IFC 105.6.32)

 The USE of ALL fireworks, as defined below.

 Shooting tracer rounds or explosive type targets.

 Chain saws shall only be operated with a USDA or SAE approved spark arresting device properly installed and in proper working order, and having an extinguishing source, water, pressurized water extinguisher, or a proper chemical pressurized extinguisher large enough to handle nearby hazards and possessing at least one large size pointed shovel with an overall length of at least thirty-six inches. All must be readily available for quick use.

 Welding and cutting torch appliances, as described below in the definition section, shall only be operated within an area that is barren or cleared of all combustible material at least 30 feet in all directions from the operating equipment. (2015 IFC 308.1.6) This operation may only be done during a declared “Fire Ban” upon receiving a permit from the Fire Authority having jurisdiction over the operating location. (2015 IFC 105.6.31)

 Use of an explosive initiation system requiring a burning fuse line.

For more information, please refer to the post from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office: