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  2. The Arapahoe County Sheriff has implemented an open burning ban

    Prohibited open fires or open burning include; the usage of any fireworks, campfires, 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 (chimney sparks or embers), the prescribed burning of fence lines, fence rows, fields, farmlands, rangelands, wildlands, trash or debris.

    Exempt from the ban
    • Fires contained within liquid fueled or gas stoves, fireplaces and wood burning stoves/fireplaces within habitable buildings.
    • Propane/LP/Natural Gas fueled barbeque grills used for cooking or warming food, which do not produce or emit sparks or embers when used
  3. Station 31 Under Construction (Call 720-989-2438 with concerns or questions)

    At a public hearing, Sept. 15, the Greenwood Village Planning and Zoning Commission approved the “location, character and extent” review under C.R.S. section 31-23-209 for a new, approximately 12,000 square foot 2-story fire station (Station 31) at Orchard and Havana (5901 S. Havana) that had previously been considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council. Construction is on schedule.

    Architectual renderings of new station

    View from Orchard-Havana
    View from Havana
    View from Orchard

    South Metro Fire Rescue has contracted with Adolphson and Peterson (A&P) as the general contractor for the project. A&P has developed a parking plan for the construction workers that limits the number of vehicles parked at the construction site. A&P will utilize “On Time” delivery of building materials as much as possible, to help mitigate the impacts of the construction process on the neighborhood.

    SMFRA has established a phone “hot line” for neighbors to report any worksite concerns. The phone number is 720-989-2438. If you are reporting a parking issue, please include a vehicle description, license plate number and contractor name if available.

    The Fire Engine and Medic unit housed at Station 31 will move to Station 35, located at Peoria Street and Briarwood Avenue, during the construction process. MetCom, South Metro Fire Rescue’s dispatch center, will utilize their computer aided dispatch system to ensure that the closest fire and medical units are dispatched to emergencies in District 31 during the construction process.