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Englewood Declares Open Burning Ban, Charcoal BBQs Off Limits

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– The Englewood Fire Department enacted an open burning ban on Wednesday.

That means all open fires and opening burning is banned within the City of Englewood.

The city has determined that the hot and dry conditions present an extreme danger for the possibility of an accidental fire.

The open burning ban applies to all outdoor fires and includes but it not limited to: campfires, chimineas, fire pits, warming fires, any charcoal fires, including barbeques and fire pits, fires in outdoor wood burning stoves and the burning of trash.

Violating the ban could result in fines up to $1,000. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

The opening burning ban does not apply to fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas stoves and wood burning stoves within buildings, gas grill barbeques used for cooking or warming food, permitted public fireworks displays with adequate firefighting personnel and equipment assigned to be on the scene of such displays that have been approved by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.

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