Monday - Friday8:00 a.m. - 5:30 pm.
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 bans, see our Fire Bans Detail page.
Only devices that are liquid fueled or gas fueled are allowed. Simply put, gas grills, gas fire pits, gas stoves, and gas lanterns are allowed. The rule of thumb is whether or not the fire can be “turned off,” rather than “put out.”
Anything which produces an open flame which is not liquid fueled or gas fueled. This includes charcoal grills, tiki torches, fire pits, sky lanterns and chimineas’. This includes private residences.
The use of ANY fireworks.
Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or while stopped in an area of at least six feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all combustible material.
Using any fire to burn trash, debris, fence rows or vegetation, or any campfire.
Operating a chain saw WITHOUT 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 ounces capacity by weight, and possessing one large size pointed shovel with an overall length of at least thirty-six 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.
There are restrictions regarding operating an acetylene or other torch, welding, or the sue of an explosive initiation system.
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