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Frisco Enacts Stage 2 Fire Restriction

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

At 5:30pm on Thursday, June 28, 2018, the Town of Frisco enacted stage 2 fire restrictions.

Public Notice

At any time during which a Stage 2 notice is posted, it shall be unlawful to:

1. Build, maintain, attend or use any outdoor fire, including but not limited to a campfire, or a fire in a charcoal grill, coal or wood burning stove including, without limitation, the use of any such fire, grill or stove within developed camping or picnic grounds;

2. Dispose of any burning object outdoors, including without limitation, any cigarette, marijuana, cigar or match;

3. Use or sell any fireworks, or to use any explosive requiring a fuse or blasting cap, including without limitation any rocket or exploding target;

4. Operate a chainsaw without an approved spark arrestor, five (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 at hand and ready for use; for purposes of this subsection, “at hand and ready for use” shall mean, with respect to the fire extinguisher, that the fire extinguisher is immediately available to the chainsaw operator at all times and, with respect to the water and shovel, that such items are readily accessible by the operator and may be obtained by the operator and brought to the site of operation within one minute;

5. Weld or operate an acetylene or other torch with an open flame outdoors; or

6. Inflate or propel a hot air balloon.

The prohibition on fires that is set forth in subsection “D” above shall not include fires contained within (i) a liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stove, or (ii) a fireplace contained within a fully enclosed building. The prohibition on fireworks that is set forth in subsection “D” above shall not include commercial, professional and municipal fireworks displays that have received specific written approval from the Summit County Sheriff.

For purposes of this Section, an “Open Fire” shall be defined as any outdoor fire, including but not limited to campfires, warming fires, bonfires, or the prescribed burning of fence rows, fields, wildlands, trash or debris.

For purposes of this Section, “Fireworks” shall mean any article, device or substance prepared for the primary purpose of producing a visual or auditory sensation by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonations, including, without limitation, the following articles and devices commonly known and used as fireworks: toy cannons or toy canes in which explosives are used, blank cartridges, the type of balloon which requires fire underneath to propel the same, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, rockets, Roman candles, sparklers, fountains, Day-Glo bombs, cigarette loads and torches, or other fireworks of like construction, and any fireworks containing any explosive or flammable compound, or any tablets or other device containing any explosive substance. “Fireworks” shall not include any toy caps that do not contain more than twenty-five hundredths of a grain of explosive compound per cap; trick matches, trick noisemakers, toy smoke devices and novelty auto alarms; or highway flares, railway fuses, ship distress signals, smoke candles and other emergency signal devices.