BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --
Fire danger, forecasted high temperatures and dry ground have led to an open-burning ban on Buckley beginning June 26.
The ban applies to all portions of Buckley, including base housing and the base family camp.
Open burning is defined as the use of the following:
- Fires in constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grates within developed camp and picnic grounds or recreation sites
- Charcoal fueled fires
- Fires in outdoor wood-burning stoves that emit sparks or embers
- Burning of fence lines, fence rows, fields, farmlands, rangelands, wildlands, trash or debris
Exceptions from the ban include the following:
- Fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas stoves, fireplaces, wood-burning stoves or fireplaces within habitable buildings
- Propane, liquefied petroleum, or natural gas-fueled barbecue grills used for cooking or warming food that do not produce or emit sparks or embers when used
- Charcoal-fueled grills and pits used for cooking or warming food that do not produce or emit sparks or embers when used
- Propane, LP or natural gas-fueled fire pits that do not produce or emit sparks or embers when used
- Fires set by any federal, state, local officer or member of a fire protection district in the performance of an official duty
- Public fireworks displays supervised by appropriate firefighting or wing safety members and supported by adequate equipment assigned to be on the scene of such permitted public displays
For more information, call the Buckley Air Force Base Fire Department at 720-847-9926.
and Denver County have also issued similar bans. For additional information, visit the Arapahoe County, Adams County or Denver County websites.