City Fire Ban Now in Effect
Golden, Colo. – June 8, 2012 – Due to dry weather and strong winds, the Golden Fire Department (GFD) is imposing temporary fire restrictions effective Friday, June 8, 2012 at 8 a.m. These restrictions are for the corporate city limits of Golden and are independent of any fire restrictions or bans in Jefferson County.
All open burning, including bonfires, open flame torches and welding in wildfire risk areas and model rockets are prohibited.
Exceptions to these temporary restrictions include: supervised public fireworks displays by a state licensed operator (subject to specific GFD operational permit requirements); outdoor cooking fires contained within commercial gas fueled grills, enclosed wood or wood pellet grills or smokers; enclosed outdoor fireplaces or chimineas; powered yard equipment for landscape purposes; any federal, state or local law enforcement officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
The fire restrictions will remain in effect indefinitely. Fire Chief John Bales will continue to monitor the risks and reassess as the weather changes.
For more information, contact Golden Fire Department PIO Karlyn Tilley.