Fire Ban

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Statewide Fire Ban Impacting Campers

Earlier this week the extreme fire danger across Colorado prompted Gov. John Hickenlooper to ban all private fireworks and some outdoor burning.


Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

Gov. Orders Ban On Fireworks, Open Burning Statewide

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday signed an executive order that makes the use of private fireworks illegal and bans open burning.


CBS4's Jeff Todd demonstrates where campfires are allowed on BLM land. (credit: CBS)

Fire Bans Could Put Damper On Holiday Camping

The unofficial start of summer is this weekend, Memorial Day weekend, and it’s also the kickoff to camping season in Colorado. Many of those campers will have to keep warm without a campfire.


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BLM Fire Bans Start In Colorado On Thursday

The federal Bureau of Land Management is banning fires on some bureau lands in Colorado.


The Fourmile Fire broke out in the foothills west of Boulder in early September 2011 and wound up destroying 169 homes. It was determined that a volunteer firefighter was responsible for the start of the blaze. The 70-year-old had been burning brush on his property in a fire pit and a few days later the fire pit apparently reignited because it wasn't fully extinguished. No charges were filed by the Boulder County District Attorney. (credit: CBS)

Rebuilding Is Slow 1 Year After Fourmile Fire

One year ago the Fourmile fire began in Boulder County. That fire on Labor Day weekend eventually burned 169 homes and more than 6,000 acres.


Boulder County Imposes Fire Ban

The hot, dry conditions prompted Boulder County to impose a fire ban at noon on Thursday.


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Pueblo Fire Ban Remains In Effect

Despite recent heavy rains, Pueblo is keeping its fire ban in effect.


Richard Dixon of Masonville took this photo of the Crystal Fire on April 5 "from top of Redstone Canyon."

Crystal Fire 100 Percent Contained

A wildfire that spread to over 4 square miles in northern Colorado is 95 percent contained.


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Douglas County Passes Fire Restrictions

Douglas County is the latest in Colorado to approve fire restrictions as the wildfire danger remains high in the eastern part of the state.


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Crews Knock Down Grass Fire Near Longmont

A small grassfire that broke out near Longmont has been contained.



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