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August 2, 2018

FIRE RESTRICTIONS STAGE 2

ORDER
FIRE RESTRICTIONS STAGE 2
EFFECTIVE FRIDAY AUGUST 3RD, 2018
RIO BLANCO COUNTY

Pursuant to Rio Blanco County Resolution 2015-15 the following acts are prohibited in Rio Blanco County.

STAGE TWO RESTRICTIONS:
1. All open fires and campfires are prohibited except petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns and heating devices that meet the underwriter's specifications for safety are permitted.
2. Smoking is restricted to enclosed vehicles and buildings.
3. All chainsaws and other internal combustion engines, including motorcycles and ATV's, must have spark arresting devices that are properly installed and in working order.
4. Use of explosives is prohibited.
5. Use of welding and cutting torch devices is prohibited.
6 Individual agencies may further restrict commercial activities not included in this plan such as construction, logging or oil and gas operations.

EXEMPTIONS:
Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50 (e), the following persons are exempt from this order:
1. Persons with a permit specifically authorizing the prohibited act or omission.
2. Any Federal, State or Local Officer or member of an organized firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
3. Residents owners and lessees of land within the restricted area exempt from no.1, provided such fires are within a residence.

This order becomes effective at 12:01 AM, August 3, 2018 and will remain in force until rescinded.

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