Monday - Friday8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Due to the county's geographic makeup, wildfire is always a concern, and it is a more potent threat during droughts or dry spells. Rainfall and cooler temperatures may reduce the danger of wildfire; however, people are encouraged to be vigilant as the danger of fire is always present in the high country. Citizens should use caution when starting and extinguishing campfires, disposing of lighted cigarettes, and other activities that involve the use of fire or sparks. Warm and windy days can quickly lower the fuel moisture content of trees and grasses, making them susceptible to ignition. Citizens wishing to obtain current fire restriction information, firework regulations, burn permit information, or to report a firework violation are able to dial our Fire Information Hotline at 303-271-8200.
For more information on what is prohibited and what is exempted during fire restrictions, see our Stage One Fire Restrictions Detail page.
Chimineas, fire pits, and tiki torches at private residences.
Any fires contained within liquid fueled or gas fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices.
Legal fireworks provided that all combustible material is adequately cleared above and around the fireworks being used.
Operating a chain saw with a USDA or SAE approved spark arresting device properly installed and in effective working order, and having a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher of not less than eight (8) ounces capacity by weight, and possessing one large size pointed shovel with an overall length of at least thirty-six (36) inches. The extinguisher shall be with the chain saw operator. The shovel may be kept with the fueling supplies, but readily available for quick use.
Any fire or campfire, not within a permanently constructed fire grate in a developed park, campground, private residence, or picnic area.
Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area of at least three feet diameter that is barren or cleared of all combustible material.
Illegal fireworks as defined by Colorado Statutes (generally defined as anything that explodes or leaves the ground).The Sheriff’s Office will strictly enforce a zero tolerance policy on all fireworks violations in the fire restriction area.
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