Several locations across the state of Colorado have put Stage II fire restrictions in place after a busy start to this year's fire season.
Both the Bureau of Land Management and the USDA Forest Service have enacted bans on their lands. Teller and Fremont counties also issued notices regarding Stage II fire restrictions.
Restrictions in Teller County include the entire county while only unincorporated areas of Fremont County that are not in a special fire district are affected by the restrictions.
The BLM Royal Gorge Field Office moved into Stage II fire restrictions for public lands in the counties of Baca, Bent, Chaffee, Crowley, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Jefferson, Kiowa, Lake, Las Animas, Otero, Park, Prowers, Pueblo and Teller. The restrictions were effective midnight on Tuesday.
The USDA Forest Service moved into Stage II fire restrictions for the Pike and San Isabel National Forest, including the Leadville, Pikes Peak, South Park, South Platte, Salida and San Carlos Ranger Districts.
What is and is not allowed during a Stage II fire restriction can vary from organization to organization and from location to location. Restrictions for BLM lands and Teller County are listed below. For more information about fire restrictions on other lands in your area, please contact the Sheriff for the county in which you live.
Information on the Stage II fire restrictions on USDA Forest Service lands can be found here.
Activities allowed during the Stage II ban include:
Activities prohibited during the Stage II ban include:
Under Stage II restrictions, the following activities are not allowed:
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