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City of Englewood Open Burning Ban June 14, 2018

Post Date:06/14/2018 1:16 PM

Due to the dry conditions and based upon the Open Burning Ban implemented by the Arapahoe County Sheriff on June 13, 2018, the City of Englewood has issued a ban on all open fires and open burning within the City of Englewood. The City of Englewood has determined that the existing conditions in Englewood present an extreme danger for the possibility of accidental fires.

The ban is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until further notice.

The Open Burning Ban SHALL APPLY to all outdoor fires, including but not limited to:

-Fireworks,
-Campfires; fires in constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grates within developed camp and picnic grounds or recreation sites;
-Charcoal fueled fires, warming fires; fires in outdoor wood burning stoves (chimney sparks or embers);
-Prescribed burning of fence lines, fencerows, fields, farmlands, rangelands, wildlands, trash or debris.

The following shall be EXEMPT from the Open Burning Ban:

-Fires contained within liquid fueled or gas stoves, fireplaces and wood burning stoves/fireplaces within habitable buildings.
-Propane/LP/Natural Gas fueled barbeque grills used for cooking and warming food, which do not produce or emit sparks or embers when used;
-Charcoal fueled grills and pits used for cooking or warming food, which do not produce or emit sparks or embers when used.
-Propane/LP/Natural Gas fueled fire pits that do not produce or emit sparks or embers when used.

The authority to implement an Open Burning Ban is provided through Title 6 of the Englewood Municipal Code. The City of Englewood’s Open Burn Ban shall be enforced as a City Ordinance violation that, upon conviction, could result in fines up to $1,000. Residents should be aware that it is illegal to possess, store, sell, use, or shoot fireworks within the City of Englewood.

The Arapahoe County Open Burning Ban is implemented as result of discussions between Arapahoe County Sheriff David C. Walcher, and area Fire Chiefs. For additional information, contact the City of Englewood Fire Marshal, Laura Herblan at lherblan@englewoodco.gov