Parker and Douglas County have downgraded fire restrictions from Stage 2 to Stage 1.
Douglas County Sheriff Dave Weaver and Parker Fire Warden Doreen Jokerst announced the change July 12.
Allowable activities include:
-Fires within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, fireplaces within buildings, charcoal grill fires within developed residential or commercial areas, and fires within wood burning stoves within buildings only.
-Fire suppression or fire department training fires.
-Small recreational fires at developed picnic or campground sites contained in fixed permanent metal/steel fire pits (rock fire rings are considered temporary and not permanent) with flame lengths not in excess of four feet or the residential use of charcoal grills, tiki torches, fires in chimineas or other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits, so long as said fires are supervised by a responsible person at least 18 years of age.
-Open burning of any kind.
-Use of fireworks.