Fire Ban in Golden
Due to deteriorating conditions with dry weather and strong winds, the Golden Fire Department is imposing temporary fire restrictions effective Wednesday, March 28 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; public fireworks displays; and model rockets are prohibited.
Exceptions to these temporary restrictions include: 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.