Happy 4th of July! Hopefully you and your family are finding ways to enjoy the holiday even with the temporary burn ban restrictions, which prohibit most fireworks and charcoal grilling. Colorado law enforcement officials say that the latter has caused the most concern from local citizens. Some, such as the West Metro Fire and Rescue, say they get multiple calls every day from people wondering if they can use their barbecues.
While most municipalities allow residents to use backyard charcoal grills, there are a few cities and counties that have banned all charcoal grilling. These include:
- Arapahoe County
- Boulder County
- Larimer County
- Parts of Jefferson County
- Lone Tree
The state has also banned charcoal grilling in campsites.
“Certainly not to take away fun from people,” said Gary Armstrong of the West Metro Fire and Rescue. “It’s just really prudent that we limit the amount of people producing sources.” He also said that law enforcement officials could issue tickets for illegal grilling but will usually issue a warning instead.
If you have a charcoal grill, it is best to leave it covered for this year’s celebration even if your area does not have a ban on charcoal grilling. Gas and propane grills are still allowed as they pose a less significant threat of causing another devastating wildfire.
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