Rain really is a good thing for more reasons than one. One of those reasons is we can now go camping and responsibly use a campfire again in Rocky Mountain National Park. The park banned all campfires last month because of the threat of wildfires in Colorado, but as of yesterday lifted part of that ban.
The unofficial start of summer is this weekend, Memorial Day weekend, and that also means the kickoff to camping season in Colorado. However, many of those campers will have to find ways to keep warm without a campfire this weekend. Check all of the fire bans and restrictions around Colorado here.
The Hewlett Fire, burning in the Poudre Canyon west of Fort Collins, shows just how dry it is right now. Those dangerous conditions have prompted Larimer County Commissioners to extend fire restrictions on open fires, the use of fireworks, and public fireworks displays through June 15th.
The Board of Larimer County Commissioners has adopted fire restrictions on Open Fires, use of fireworks and Public Fireworks Displays beginning at 12:01 a.m. this Thursday, April 12, 2012 for unincorporated Larimer County.
NEWS RELEASE (Larimer County Emergency Website)
Larimer County, Colorado – The Board of Larimer County Commissioners today adopted fire restrictions on Open Fires and Fireworks beginning immediately and continuing through May 5, 2011. Today’s restrictions are based on a recommendation from Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith who says it is unusual to put these restrictions in place this e