As of 8 a.m. today, the City of Lakewood has lifted citywide fire restrictions affecting residents. A park fire ban for Bear Creek Lake Park and Thunder Valley Motorcross Park was removed earlier this month. For more details, visit www.Lakewood.org/FireRestrictions.
Lifting citywide fire restrictions allows residents to smoke outside and in recreation sites without clearing an area of combustible material to stand in while smoking. It also allows residents to have recreational fires as long as they are only 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height or smaller.
At the two parks, visitors are allowed to use permanent campfire rings and charcoal grates for fires, but no personal charcoal grills are allowed.
City law makes all fireworks illegal in Lakewood, and that remains in place at all times. Call 303-987-7111 to report illegal fireworks.
Keep in mind the following activities are always prohibited even when fire restrictions or a fire ban are not in place:
• Burning in a careless manner, leaving a fire unattended or failing to extinguish any fire.
• Burning trash or debris.
• Using any fireworks including sparklers, Roman candles, sky lanterns or any other device containing an explosive substance.
• Open burning without a permit and failing to take adequate measures to prevent uncontrolled fires.
Posted on: Wednesday, July 17, 2013