Unincorporated El Paso County, Fountain to be under stage two fire restrictions

Published: May. 16, 2022 at 8:25 AM MDT|Updated: May. 16, 2022 at 8:55 AM MDT
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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - El Paso County and the city Fountain are upgrading their current fire restrictions to stage two as fire danger remains elevated in the region.

The order goes into effect at noon Monday and prohibits the following:

- Open burning defined as campfires and warming fires, charcoal grills and outdoor wood burning stoves, the use of explosives, outdoor welding or use of acetylene or other torch with open flames other than in an area cleared of all flammable materials. Fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves are permitted.

- The use or sale of fireworks of all kinds.

- Outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building.

The stage two restrictions are just for unincorporated El Paso County and Fountain. The city of Colorado Springs is enacting a burn ban Monday, which has stricter guidelines. To view what is and isn’t allowed in Colorado Springs, click here.

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