The fire danger remains high to very high across much of the state. Because of the danger more areas are imposing fire bans.
Wildfire season is so bad this year that some county leaders aren’t even warning anyone about firework restrictions — they’re just handing out tickets. And open fire bans are being put in place across the state.
As of Wednesday the northern part of Colorado has high fire danger, and the U.S. Forest Service fears it will only get worse.
Gov. John Hickenlooper lifted the statewide fire ban over the weekend, and now some counties, cities and parks are also easing restrictions.
When counties and the forest managers put open fire bans into effect, most of them include smoking outdoors.
Some Colorado communities are tightening fire restrictions amid high fire danger and forecasts for more dry weather.
The fire danger is prompting fire bans across Colorado, but those can be confusing. Many people have wondered if they can grill in their own backyard.
Four counties in Colorado have joined several that have enacted fire bans in time for the Memorial Day weekend.
Fire bans are in place for some federal lands in several counties including Eagle, Garfield, Mesa and Pitkin Counties.
The Lower North Fork Fire and the recent dry conditions prompted many Front Range cities and counties to put fire bans in place.