Burn restrictions in effect in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Burn restrictions in Colorado Springs went into effect Friday.

Fire Captain Steve Wilch with the Colorado Springs Fire Department says if you don’t abide by the burn restrictions, you’ll be subject to a violation.

The violation can be considered fourth-degree arson if the fire threatens or damages property.

The restrictions include no recreational fires and bonfires along with open or prescribed burning.

Blasting, welding, and torches along with model rockets are by permit only.

Smoking is also banned in any city parks or open spaces.

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