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All fires banned in Rocky Mountain National Park due to extreme fire danger

Emily Wenger
The Tribune

For the first time since 2012, Rocky Mountain National Park has announced a complete ban on all fires within the park, effective immediately.

Extreme fire danger, extended weather forecasts and the current fires burning in the state were reasons for the decision, according to a news release from Rocky Mountain 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. Stoves must be able to be turned on and off. Smoking is also prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle, or stopped within a developed paved area devoid of vegetation for at least three feet.

Visitors are reminded to properly extinguish all lighted smoking materials and dispose of them properly. Fireworks are always prohibited within the park.

The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, go to http://www.nps.gov/romo or contact the park’s information office at (970) 586-1206.