By Marianne Goodland
Legislative Reporter 

Controlled burn bill, "Darcy's Last Call Act," heads to Appropriations Committee


March 16, 2022

Farmers and ranchers would be required to notify their local fire departments when they do controlled burns, under a bill that won approval from the House Energy and Environment Committee last week.

House Bill 1132 would apply to anyone attempting a controlled burn on private property and it’s a response to what happened to Yuma County firefighter Captain Darcy Stallings last Oct. 21.

Stallings, 34, was responding to a fire call that turned out to be a controlled burn when he died in a traffic accident in his personal pickup, when he ran into the back of a beet truck.

Governor Jared Polis orde...

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