Thanks to recent rainstorms in the Denver metro area another city and more parks are lifting their fire restrictions.
The current fire ban in unincorporated Jefferson County will be lifted on Friday because of recent rainfall and the reduced threat of wildfire.
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.
More communities are enacting fire restrictions as hot, dry, gusty weather fuels wildfires around Colorado.
Douglas County is enacting a temporary ban on fireworks and open burning in unincorporated parts of the county.
Colorado’s extreme fire danger has triggered extreme restrictions in the High Country for campers. Open fires have been banned in nearly every forest and county along the Interstate 70 corridor.
Some Colorado communities are tightening fire restrictions amid high fire danger and forecasts for more dry weather.
One of Colorado’s largest counties on the Eastern Plains, Elbert County, will keep burn restrictions in place over the Fourth of July holiday.
On one end of Colorado, holiday travelers who want to hike or camp Colorado’s high country are being warned of waist-high snow in spots and potential avalanches.