High winds and dry conditions have caused Gov. John Hickenlooper to sign an executive order banning fireworks and open burns in the state of Colorado.


High winds and dry conditions have resulted in Gov. John Hickenlooper Thursday, June 14, signing an executive order banning fireworks and open burning in the state of Colorado.
The ban does not include
• Liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves.
• Fireplaces contained within buildings.
• Charcoal grills at private residences.
• Constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grates within developed camp and picnic grounds or recreation sites.
• Connection with prescribed or controlled burns for agricultural or irrigation purposes along ditches located within and completely surrounded by irrigated farmlands where such burning is necessary for crop survival and specific written approval has been granted by the sheriff of the county in which the burn is to occur.
Hickenlooper also declared that commercial, professional and municipal fireworks displays will be allowed with written permission from the county sheriff.