Additional Fire Restrictions

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Date: September 20, 2010
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363

Effective 6:00 p.m. September 19, 2010, additional emergency fire restrictions are in place within the boundaries of Rocky Mountain National Park due to high fire danger:

No smoking in the open. Extinguish all lighted smoking materials in ashtrays. Smoking may occur only in enclosed vehicles, parking lots, or developed areas (ie. campgrounds and picnic areas) where the area has been cleared of all flammable material for at least three feet in diameter.

Opens fires in the backcountry are prohibited. Only petroleum fueled stoves and grills are permitted in designated backcountry campsites.

Open fires are allowed in developed areas (i.e. campgrounds and picnic grounds). As always, fully extinguish all campfires.

The use of chainsaws to collect firewood at specific pre-approved sites and under the recently issued wood permit program is still allowable, following the conditions of the permit.

Fireworks are always prohibited.

These restrictions are in place until further notice and rescinded by the Superintendent or designee.

Last updated: December 1, 2015

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