The Stage 1 level restrictions adopted by the BOCC regulate “open burning” as follows:
The term “open burning” means any outdoor fire, including but not limited to campfires, warming fires, charcoal grill fires, explosives, fireworks, and any other activity that poses a significant risk of starting a fire. In addition, the following activities are expressly prohibited to the extent not otherwise prohibited above:
Disposing of any burning object outdoors, including without limitation cigarettes, marijuana, cigars or matches.
Smoking in undeveloped areas except in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, designated outdoor areas where smoking is permitted, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
Operating a chainsaw without an approved spark arrester, 5 gallons of water, a 2A10BC classified dry chemical fire extinguisher and a round point shovel with an overall length of at least 36 inches. The fire extinguisher will be immediately accessible to the equipment operator. The water and shovel may be kept with fueling supplies but readily available for use.
Welding or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame outdoors.
- STAGE 1 FIRE BAN PERMITTED ACTIVITIES AND USES. The following uses and activities are hereby specifically authorized within unincorporated areas of Summit County, Colorado:
- Fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas fueled stoves;
- Fires in fireplaces or stoves within all buildings;
- Fires contained within chimeneas;
- Charcoal fueled fires contained within grills;
- Charcoal fueled fires within permanent fire pits on privately owned property if:
- Such contained charcoal fire is under constant supervision;
- Adequate fire suppression apparatus is available at the location of the contained charcoal fire;
- Notice of the contained charcoal fire has been provided to the local fire district; and
- Pre-approved public fireworks displays;
- Fires used to inflate and propel hot air balloons; and
- Fires authorized by a Fire Protection District, United States Forest Service, or the Summit County Environmental Health Department pursuant to a properly issued Burn Permit or equivalent U.S. Forest Service administrative approval.
Additionally, shooting ranges located within the Town of Blue River are permitted to once again open.
Blue River Town Code requires bear proof enclosures. Trash is not allowed to be place outside until trash pick up day.
If you have trash in your garage or shed, bears will become destructive to reach the food they smell. Bears are awake and hungry.
Please do not encourage this behavior.
Keep all trash inside your home and when placed outside on trash days, use bear proof containers.