Local burn ban exempts barbecues | AspenTimes.com

Local burn ban exempts barbecues

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

PITKIN COUNTY ” Residents of Pitkin and Eagle counties don’t have to worry about fire restrictions snuffing their backyard barbecues.

A news brief about the bans in Monday’s Aspen Times inaccurately said fires, campfires, wood-burning stoves and charcoal-burning devices couldn’t be used in developed areas.

That’s not quite right. The wording of the Pitkin County ban says, “All fires are prohibited on private property except in gas grills, permanent charcoal grills and wood fires in permanent fire pits.”

Eagle County’s ban says the prohibition affects “building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, coal or wood burning stove, any type of charcoal fueled broiler or open fire of any type in undeveloped areas.”

So don’t despair, masters of the barbecues. The suburban barbecues can continue.

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