Excerpts from the release are as follows:
Effective immediately – Full High Fire Danger (City) & Stage II (County) Restrictions include:
1. No outdoor welding.
2. No outdoor smoking (county only).
3. Spark arresters required on all-terrain vehicles and chain saws.
4. No personal fireworks sale or use. (Community displays at Pueblo Riverwalk and Pueblo West are
slated to continue at this time)
5. No Recreational Burning (now includes chiminea’s, backyard fireplaces, barrels and ‘tiki’ torches)
6. No Charcoal Grills. (*propane grilling is still permitted)
7. No Campfires or Agricultural Burns.
Penalties will include fines, confiscations, and mandatory court appearances as teams of city officers will be enforcing these restrictions.
The City and County are fully aware of the damper that advanced fire restrictions may put on some plans for the 4th of July. But as in past years, the Pueblo community has not only realized the significance of the fire danger, they have stepped up and helped us make it as safe as possible. At this time, the fireworks at the HARP Riverwalk are still scheduled under the strictest of oversight. Please consider taking your family to the Riverwalk event for a safe holiday celebration.”