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Wildfires prompt fire restrictions across Colorado

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DENVER — As firefighters continue to battle several wildfires raging across Colorado, fire restrictions have been ordered in numerous cities and counties across the state.

A temporary Stage 1 Fire Restriction went into effect at 5 p.m. Tuesday for Jefferson County, and applies to all unincorporated and federal lands in the region.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Counties with fire restrictions

Restrictions include outdoor fires larger than a recreational fire, and not contained within a portable outdoor fireplace.

Campfires, bonfires, warming fires, the lighting of any fused explosives, permissible fireworks, the use of model rockets, “sky lanterns” and the burning of fence lines or rows, grass lands, fields, farm lands, ditches, range lands, and wild lands all fall under fire restrictions.

Read all of the temporary fire restrictions for Jefferson County here.

Fire restrictions have also been ordered for Douglas County, Golden, Colorado Springs, Parker and Clear Creek County.

A fire ban was also enacted Wednesday for the central mountain corridor of Boulder County. The ban prohibits outdoor burning, slash fires, use of any kind of fireworks, model rockets, and all other outdoor spark or flame producing activities.