City of Colorado Springs Under New Burning Restrictions Beginning Friday; the penalty may include fines of up to $2,500 and imprisonment


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Following recent Colorado bushfires and dry conditions, the city of Colorado Springs will be placed under a new ballot restriction order beginning Friday.

“Due to drought conditions, unusually dry fuel moisture levels and an increase in grass fires in Colorado Springs, the CSFD Division of the Fire Marshal is taking action to increase awareness and reduce the risk of ‘fire’, a notice on the Colorado Springs Fire Department website. bed.

Burning Restriction Order 2022-R1 takes effect Friday at noon and will remain in place until rescinded. This ordinance is separate from the one put in place by El Paso County. Click here for county restrictions.

“Due to current and forecast drought conditions, exceptionally dry fuel moisture levels, and increased occurrence of grass fires in undeveloped areas of Colorado Springs, as well as the national level of preparedness earlier than normal by 2. The Colorado Springs Fire Department, by and through its Fire Marshal’s Division, determines that the actions needed to increase fire hazard awareness and further reduce fire risk to protect health and safety are essential.Therefore, effective noon (MDT), April 15, 2022, Burning Restriction Order 2022-R1 is in effect and will remain in effect until revoked.

Violators of the Order will be subject to the general penalty provisions of the Code of the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2001, as amended, Sections 1.1.201 and 1.1.202, which may include penalties of up to $2,500 fine; imprisonment in prison, not exceeding 189 days; a sentence of probation; or a combination of fine, imprisonment or probation. Fires caused in violation of this ordinance may be investigated as a misdemeanor or arson violation, subjecting violators to all penalties under Colorado law.

The following will be prohibited within the city limits under the ordinance:

-Any type of fire, whether open or confined, on UNDEVELOPED WILD AREAS, brushy areas or grassy areas

-Recreational fires

-Fires of joy

– Open or directed burns

-Smoking outdoors in ALL CITY PARKS AND SPACES

-Small internal combustion engines operated without a spark arrester properly installed, maintained and functional

– Recreational fireworks/devices requiring ignition such as sparklers, snakes, antennae, comets, flares, flyers, fountains, missiles, mortars, spinning tops, punks, rockets, shells, etc. (PROHIBITED AT ALL TIMES)

– Burning of garbage/waste (PROHIBITED AT ALL TIMES)

AUTHORIZED in the City of Colorado Springs:

– Select pyrotechnic or commercial activities WHEN PERMITTED by the Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD)

-Hot work activities such as welding, brazing, blasting and torching in wooded or grassy areas WHEN PERMITTED by the CSFD

-Smoking outdoors ONLY in designated areas and disposal of smoking materials is in a noncombustible container with a secure lid (SMOKING IS PROHIBITED IN ALL CITY-OWNED PARKS AND OPEN SPACES)

-Rocket models WHEN ALLOWED by the CSFD

-Outdoor fireplaces and outdoor appliances IN DEVELOPED AREAS:

Must maintain a minimum 15′ clearance between fireplace or appliance and all combustible structures, fences and/or vegetation (No clearance requirement for permanent outdoor fireplaces or appliances installed in accordance with the currently adopted International Mechanical Code. )

o Must ONLY be fueled by wood, pellets, charcoal, liquid propane (LPG) or natural gas

o Must use spark arrestors when fueled with wood, pellets or charcoal

o Must be attended at all times by a capable adult with a means of complete extinction

Cooking appliances intended for outdoor use, fueled by solid materials (wood, pellets or charcoal) and/or liquid propane (LPG), natural gas or liquid fuel IN DEVELOPED AREAS:

o Must maintain a minimum clearance of 15′ between the appliance and all combustible structures, fences and/or vegetation (No clearance requirement for permanent outdoor cooking appliances installed in accordance with the currently adopted International Mechanical Code.)

o Must be attended at all times by a capable adult with a means of complete extinction

o Must dispose of waste (waste wood, pellets, or charcoal) in non-combustible containers with tightly closed lids

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