Due to continuing high fire danger, the Parker Town Council adopted an emergency ordinance in April to restrict open fires and burning in Parker. The goal of this ban is to protect the Town and its residents from preventable fires. This ban will be in effect until July 19, 2012 unless Town Council determines that the fire danger has decreased and lifts the prohibition prior to that date.
Under the restrictions, the following activities are prohibited:• Campfires and warming fires• Fires in chimineas, portable fireplaces or patio fire pits• Open burning of any kind• Use, possession and sales of fireworks• Lighting of any fused explosives or model rockets• Use of charcoal grills on any non-residential land
The following activities are allowed, although use of extreme caution is still advised:• Residential use of charcoal grills• Cooking on outdoor gas or liquid-fueled stoves or grills• Fires for which South Metro Fire Protection Authority has issued a permit• Open fires or open burning by authorized personnel in the performance of an official fire suppression function
Those in violation of this ordinance may, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than four hundred ninety-nine dollars ($499.00) for each offense.
We appreciate your cooperation with this important matter and your efforts to keep Parker safe! For more information, please call the Parker Police Department at 303.841.9800.