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 on Thursday signed an executive order that makes the use of private fireworks illegal and bans open burning.
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.
The federal Bureau of Land Management is banning fires on some bureau lands in Colorado.
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.
The hot, dry conditions prompted Boulder County to impose a fire ban at noon on Thursday.
Despite recent heavy rains, Pueblo is keeping its fire ban in effect.
A wildfire that spread to over 4 square miles in northern Colorado is 95 percent contained.
Douglas County is the latest in Colorado to approve fire restrictions as the wildfire danger remains high in the eastern part of the state.
A small grassfire that broke out near Longmont has been contained.