By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – Lack of moisture and recent fire activity have prompted the Elbert County sheriff to upgrade a county-wide burn ban.

Stage 3 restrictions prohibit open burning of any kind.

12 Stage 3 Burn Ban Issued For Elbert County

(credit: Elbert County sheriff)

The ban also restricts…

  • sale or use of fireworks

  • educational rockets

  • indoor fireplaces and wood-burning stoves without an approved chimney spark arrestor

  • outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials

  • use of recreational motor vehicles without an approved forest service spark arrestor

  • Meteorologist Chris Spears travels weekly in the CBS4 Mobile Weather Lab reporting about Colorado’s weather and climate. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.


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