Fires restricted in Eagle County
Vail, CO Colorado
EAGLE COUNTY ” Due to a rising risk of wildfires, Eagle County Sheriff Joe Hoy has enacted fire restrictions that will begin Saturday.
Fires may only be set in grated fire pits and charcoal barbecue grills can only be lit on private property. People are also asked to used caution when smoking. There are no restrictions on gas-fueled stoves or grills.
Private fireworks and other explosive devices requiring fuses also are banned.
The restrictions will remain in effect until the threat of wildfire decreases, Hoy said.
People who disregard the restrictions and start a fire will have to pay the costs of putting it out, Hoy said.
District Attorney Mark Hurlbert said there will be no plea bargains for anyone charged with violating the fire ban or using fireworks in unincorporated Eagle County.
Additional information can be found http://www.eaglecounty.us.