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    Colorado’s Chatfield State Park Implements Stage I Fire Restrictions

    Chatfield State Park has implemented the Jefferson County and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Stage I fire restrictions, due to the continuing high fire danger conditions.

    Recent weather and moisture have improved conditions slightly, prompting the lessening of fire restrictions from the Stage II fire ban implemented on March 23, 2012.

    Prohibited activities include building, maintaining, attending or using any fire or campfire, except a fire within a permanently constructed fire grate in a developed park campground or picnic area. No portable charcoal grills are permitted.Smoking is also prohibited, except in an enclosed vehicle, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area of at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all combustible material. Fires contained within liquid or gas fueled stoves are permitted.

    The ban will stay in effect until further notice. A complete description of the Jefferson County fire ban can be found at, and the Douglas County fire ban information can be found at

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