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Rocky Mountain National Park announces complete fire ban

Posted at 11:39 AM, Jul 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 13:53:42-04

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — Much like the rest of the state, Rocky Mountain National Park is implementing Stage 2 fire restrictions — a complete fire ban.

Park officials announced Friday that due to the continued fire danger they have banned all fires within the national park.

Campfires, including charcoal briquette fires, are not permitted anywhere within the park. However, petroleum fueled stoves and grills will still be permitted in developed campgrounds, picnic areas and in designated backcountry campsites, according to a park release.

Rocky Mountain National Park always has Stage 1 fire restrictions in place, where campfires are prohibited in the park, except within designated campfire rings in picnic areas and front-country campgrounds.  The last time a total fire ban (Stage 2 fire restrictions) was in place in the park was in June of 2012.