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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Burn Ban in Woodland Park City Limits

Burn Ban in Effect

City of Woodland Park - Emergency Regulation No. 1, Series 2020

Fire Ban effective at 5:00 p.m.August 27, 2020

Section 1.  A ban is hereby imposed on open fires within the incorporated area of Woodland Park effective immediately.  The fire ban shall apply to the following activities:

a.    Building, maintaining, attending or using any fire to burn trash, debris, fence rows or vegetation, any campfire, recreational fire, firing of model rockets, or any incendiary device and outdoor charcoal grills.

b.   No smoking except within an enclosed vehicle, trailer, or non-commercial building  unless on improved concrete or asphalt surfaces.

c.    Operating or using any internal combustion engine, including  but not limited to chainsaws, lawnmowers, generators and all-terrain vehicles unless equipped with a spark arresting device properly installed and maintained, and a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher kept with the operator, and one round  point shovel.

d.   Welding with an open flame except inside of a building.

e.   Use of or lighting of any fireworks or explosives requiring fuses or blasting caps within the corporate City limits.

f.    Any other device, mechanism or material that is judged by the Woodland Park  Police Department to cause any potential fire hazard.

Section 2.  Violation and Punishments.  It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any provision or fail to comply with any of the requirements of this Emergency Regulation.   Upon conviction of violations of this regulation, the  municipal court may sentence an offender to a term in the county jail not to exceed one year or a fine of not to exceed one thousand dollars or both such fine and imprisonment.

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