Arapahoe County Sheriff Dave Walcher

AURORA | Citing high wildfire dangers, Arapahoe County Sheriff Dave Walcher instituted a burn ban Tuesday, July 12, that covers Centennial, unincorporated Arapahoe County and Cherry Creek State Park.

“The existing conditions in Arapahoe County present an extreme danger for the possibility of wildfire and large wildland fires,” a statement from the sheriff’s office said.

Gas and charcoal grills are allowed but camp fires and fireworks are banned until Walcher rescinds the order.

Violators face fines of $500 for a first offense.