Communities Issue Fire Restrictions

By: Denver-AP
By: Denver-AP
The fire in Lower North Fork has prompted communities along the Front Range to issue fire restrictions.

The Lower North Fork Fire (credit: Twitter)

Unusually dry conditions and the wildfire in Jefferson County have prompted some Front Range communities to issue fire restrictions.

Arapahoe, Boulder and Jefferson counties implemented restrictions Tuesday in unincorporated parts of their counties, and Denver banned fires in its mountain parks.

Larimer County officials haven't issued a fire ban yet but are urging people to use caution with fires, slash pile burns and cigarette butts.

There are also no fire restrictions in El Paso County right now.

Denver officials say they're trying to prevent any human-caused wildfires that could divert valuable resources from fighting other blazes.

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