Fire restrictions, water shortage, addressed valleywide

Aspen Daily News

Beginning Friday, it will be illegal to construct a fire of any kind in Pitkin County.

A news release from Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo on Tuesday made it clear that there will be no exceptions to the fire ban on national public lands or private property.

“A Stage Two fire restriction essentially prohibits all fires, whether you’re in an established campsite or on the back deck at your house,” DiSalvo said in a prepared statement. “My deputies will enforce this fire restriction and will issue citations to those who violate it.

In a statement made in conjunction with the Colorado Water Trust, Aspen Utility Resource Manager Steve Hunter said the agreement for the two entities is in line with the environmental stewardship goals of Aspen and its citizens.

Aspen Daily Times

Alycin Bektesh

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